Published on
March 23, 2022

Filament Health Announces Second Patent Issuance

The patent describes the extraction and standardization of stable doses of psychedelic compounds

VANCOUVER, BC, March 23, 2022 /CNW/ - Filament Health Corp. (OTCQB: FLHLF) (NEO: FH) (FSE: 7QS) ("Filament" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage natural psychedelic drug development company, today announced that it has been issued a second patent by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) for the extraction and standardization of natural psilocybin and associated psychedelic compounds. The patent describes essential technology for transforming variable psychedelic raw materials into pharmaceutical-grade, standardized drug candidates.

"The issuance of Filament's second patent is a testament to the strength of our drug development platform and our grasp of crucial technologies," said Benjamin Lightburn, Chief Executive Officer. "Valuable medicines can be found in nature and we have built a powerful platform with the ability to transform variable natural substances into a standardized pharmaceutical-grade product."

Filament has developed innovative technology to extract and standardize stable doses of natural compounds from magic mushrooms. Previous methods of natural extraction have experienced challenges relating to poor yields, stability, and repeatability.

"Two years ago, conventional wisdom was that producing shelf stable psilocin was impossible," said Taran Grey, Director of Intellectual Property. "Not only has Filament proved the contrary, we have had our innovations yet again validated by the patent office. According to the Yale Journal of Law and Technology, the success rate for pending applications to issued patents in the pharmaceutical industry is 42.8%. Our success rate is 100%".

On August 3, 2021, Filament was awarded the first-ever patent for the extraction and standardization of natural psilocybin. This latest successful issuance validates Filament's intellectual property strategy and sets the Company in good stead for allowances of several pending patent applications covering additional elements of its proprietary technologies and compositions.

Filament Health is a clinical-stage natural psychedelic drug development company. We believe that safe, standardized, naturally-derived psychedelic medicines can improve the lives of many, and our mission is to see them in the hands of everyone who needs them as soon as possible. Filament's platform of proprietary intellectual property enables the discovery, development, and delivery of natural psychedelic medicines for clinical development. We are paving the way with the first-ever natural psychedelic drug candidates.

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