Numinus Wellness Inc (CVE:NUMI) has announced that its subsidiary Numinus Bioscience Inc has filed a provisional patent application in the US for the rapid production process that generates therapeutic products from psychoactive fungi.
Vancouver-based Numinus said that its proprietary process “dramatically” increases the production of psychoactive fungi species that contain psilocybin, generating therapeutics that can be used in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
The process also produces other psychoactive compounds and other “beneficial” compounds, including some that Numinus researchers have characterized for the first time in psychedelic fungi, the company added.
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Results from a test run revealed a highly efficient, scalable process that can be applied to other species of psychoactive fungi, Numinus noted. The firm said it will assess the clinical efficacy and safety of an extract generated using its proprietary technology in an upcoming Phase 1 clinical trial.
Numinus is hoping to scale up the technology to make psychedelic products from fungi more available if and when the market becomes more regulated in the future.
"The rapid production process announced today meets that goal by enhancing our ability to seamlessly formulate safe and effective products with consistent psychoactive properties at scale, with the regulatory confidence that comes with standardized products,” said Sharan Sidhu, Numinus Bioscience general manager and science officer in a statement.
Numinus CEO Payton Nyquvest added: "As research interest and demand for compassionate access to psychedelics grows, patients will require safe therapeutic products that offer consistent psychoactive properties and are scalable. With that in mind, we believe that the rapid production process has the potential to transform the sector and ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to benefit from mental health treatments and support their wellbeing."
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