Small Pharma Provides Update to Patent Portfolio Including Receipt of an in Order for Grant Notice for its Patent Related to Psychedelic Tryptamines

May 7, 2021
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LONDON, May 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Small Pharma Inc. (TSXV: DMT) (the “Company” or “Small Pharma”), an IP-led neuropharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce an update on its patent portfolio since the filing of its filing statement on April 23, 2021. The Company announces that it has received an in order for grant notice in the United Kingdom for one of its patents related to psychedelic tryptamines. This UK patent will be the first one to receive an in order for grant notice from within the Company’s growing patent portfolio for psychedelic-based medicines. The Company has also filed two new patent applications and now has 31 patents pending.

Updates to Patent Portfolio

  • The Company has received notice that its UK patent application GB2008303.6 is in order for grant. This UK patent application will cover a range of N,N-dimethyltryptamine (“DMT”) based compositions including the Company’s preclinical candidate SPL028.
  • The Company filed PCT patent application no. PCT/EP2021/060750, directed to novel compounds developed using the Company’s deuterium enriching technology.
  • The Company filed UK patent application no. 2106452.2, directed to further deuterated tryptamine compounds.

About Small Pharma

Small Pharma is a neuropharmaceutical company specialized in IP led development of novel treatments for mental health conditions, in particular depression. Small Pharma initiated a clinical program into DMT-assisted therapy in February 2021. This program includes a Phase I/IIa trial on their lead candidate alongside development of a robust pipeline of proprietary preclinical assets.

For further information contact:

Small Pharma Inc.

Peter Rands
Chief Executive Officer
Email: ir@smallpharma.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)2071 129118

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