To Launch Phase 2/3 Smoking Cessation Clinical Trial with Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
Signed 5-Year Research Agreement with JHU to Further Mydecine’s Research of Multiple Molecules for a Variety of Indications
DENVER – November 16, 2021 — Mydecine Innovations Group (NEO: MYCO) (OTC: MYCOF) (FSE: 0NFA) (“Mydecine” or the “Company’), a biotechnology and digital technology company aiming to transform the treatment of mental health and addiction disorders, today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021 and provided a business update.
“During the third quarter of 2021, we entered into a 5-year research agreement with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, one of the most experienced university departments in conducting clinical research related to the therapeutic use of psychedelics. In collaboration with JHU, we are rapidly progressing one of our lead candidates, MYCO-001, through clinical trials with the upcoming seamless Phase 2/3 smoking cessation clinical trial, and their NIDA grant-funded smoking cessation study which will use MYCO-001. This marks the first time in over 50 years that the U.S government has funded a study of a psychedelic compound for therapeutics,” stated Joshua Bartch, CEO of Mydecine. “As we prepare for the launch of these trials, we expect to meet with the FDA for Pre-Investigational New Drug Application (Pre-IND) meetings in early 2022, another step closer to bringing to market more effective treatments for today’s unmet needs in mental health and addiction.”
Business Highlights During and Subsequent to the Third Quarter 2021
- Prepared to supply its lead drug candidate, MYCO-001, for a JHU multi-site NIDA grant-funded smoking cessation study led by Dr. Matthew Johnson.
- Announced upcoming launch of seamless Phase 2/3 smoking cessation clinical trial studying the science and efficacy of MYCO-001.
- Signed a five-year research agreement with JHU School of Medicine to advance clinical trials and explore multiple molecules and medicines for a variety of indications.
- Filed final patent application for MYCO-003 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization, which is being developed to offer enhanced treatment of anxiety and PTSD.
- Filed new patent for MDMA-like compounds further expanding its robust portfolio of novel compounds after MDMA-assisted psychotherapy received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Filed a technology patent that allows for the creation of formulations that utilize nanoemulsion technology to enhance, stabilize and make repeatable properties of ingredients from traditional medicine. The patent will cover formulations that are generally recognized as safe by FDA (GRAS-certified).
- Successfully synthesized a novel psilocin analogue with improved pharmaceutical properties to further expand its library of patent-pending tryptamines.
- Launched Mindleap 2.0, an updated version of its virtual health platform, providing improved infrastructure, better user experience, and expanded content. The 2.0 version also adds focus on the conscious and trustworthy adoption of psychedelics into the broader categories of mental health.
- Continued development of AI-driven drug discovery program, screening billions of new drug candidates and filtering them for their ability to modulate the activity of the psychedelic-related targets.
- Completed its spin-out transaction of ALT House Cannabis Inc., which now holds the Company’s U.S. cannabis assets in order for the Mydecine Innovations Group's team to focus on the company's core drug development business.
Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2021
Net Loss: Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $4.5 million for the third quarter 2021, or a basic and diluted loss per share attributable to common stockholders of $0.02, as compared to a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $17.4 million for the third quarter 2020, or a basic and diluted loss per share attributable to common stockholders of $0.11.
Cash Position: As of September 30, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $1.6 million.
About Mydecine Innovations Group
Mydecine Innovations Group™ (NEO:MYCO) (OTC:MYCOF) (FSE:0NFA) is a biotechnology and digital technology company developing innovative first-and-second-generation novel therapeutics for the treatment of mental health and addiction through world-class technology and drug development infrastructure. Mydecine Innovations Group was founded in 2020 on the guiding principle that there is a significant unmet need and lack of Innovations in the mental health and therapeutic treatment environments. Mydecine Innovations Group is dedicated to efficiently developing innovative therapeutics to treat PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health disorders. Mydecine Innovations Group's business model combines clinical trials and data outcome, technology, scientific and regulatory expertise with a focus on psychedelic therapy underpinned by other novel molecules with differentiated therapeutic potential. By collaborating with some of the world’s foremost authorities connected by best practices, Mydecine Innovations Group aims to responsibly fast-track the development of new medicines across its platforms, seeking to effectively treat and ultimately change the way we view mental health disorders. Mydecine Innovations Group's vision is to bridge the current gap between what the mental healthcare system currently provides with the needs of the patients. Mydecine Innovations Group is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA with international offices in Leiden, Netherlands.
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KCSA Strategic Communications
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Charles Lee, Investor Relations
Allison Soss / Erika Kay
KCSA Strategic Communications
On behalf of the Board of Directors:
Joshua Bartch, Chief Executive Officer
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