Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 13, 2022) - Lobe Sciences Ltd. (CSE: LOBE) (OTCQB: LOBEF) ("Lobe" or the "Company"), a Canadian Biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering and developing psychedelic derived medicines for neurologic and brain disease today announced that it has completed the synthesis of bulk L-130, a proprietary form of psilocin, and of the clinical supplies to be used in upcoming trials. The L-130 was manufactured in compliance with U.S. cGMPs (Current Good Manufacturing Practices).
Philip J. Young, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company stated, "This is an important step and validation of our approach to developing novel psilocin analogues to treat severe forms of anxiety, including a pediatric orphan indication. Our manufacturing partner has produced sufficient quantities of L-130 to dose subjects and patients in our first two Phase 1 programs. Ongoing stability and quality programs are in place to allow the use of all of the data generated in these studies to support our Investigational New Drug Application (IND) planned for early next year."
Dr. Fred Sancilio, Chief Executive Officer of Clearway Global, LLC and Head of Product Development stated, "Lobe Sciences is utilizing a team of global experts and has moved to the forefront in the development of therapeutics based on psychedelics. Our team is following a traditional drug development approach, and has solved many problems that have hindered others trying to develop similar therapeutics."
Phase 1 clinical trials have been contracted with two contract research organizations who will conduct pharmacokinetics, single ascending dose and multiple ascending dose trials. The Company will soon announce the commencement of the first of this series of human studies.
Appointment of Philip J. Young as Board Chairman
On October 10, 2022, Philip J. Young was appointed as Executive Chairman of the board of directors of the Company, effective immediately.
About Lobe Sciences Ltd.
Lobe Sciences is a life sciences company focused on psychedelic medicines. The Company, through collaborations with industry-leading partners, is engaged in drug research and development using psychedelic compounds and the development of innovative devices and delivery mechanisms to improve mental health and wellness.
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Lobe Sciences Ltd.
Philip J Young, CEO
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