Vancouver, British Columbia, July 29, 2021 – Filament Health Corp. NEO:FH. (“Filament” or the “Company”), a global leader in natural psychedelic drug development, has been granted an amendment to its existing Health Canada Dealer’s License through its wholly owned subsidiary, Psilo Scientific, amplifying the Company’s position at the forefront of natural psychedelic research and manufacturing.
Filament operates a state-of-the-art GMP facility currently manufacturing drug candidates naturally extracted from psychoactive mushrooms. The amendment to Psilo Scientific’s Health Canada Dealer’s License allows the possession, production, research supply, export, import, and delivery for all remaining controlled natural psychedelic substances, including N,N-dimethyltryptamine, mescaline, and others. Filament will seek to create the first-ever natural pharmaceutical grade extracts of these substances and enter them into clinical trials to demonstrate their safety and efficacy.
“This license amendment significantly increases the scope of our work with natural psychedelics,” said Filament’s Director of Research, Ryan Moss. “By studying untapped psychedelics in a scientific setting, we believe we can unlock and standardize their healing power. This is a promising step forward in our mission to get safe, natural psychedelics into the hands of everyone who needs them, as soon as possible.”
The compounds covered by this license amendment have a long history of use in traditional medicine and recreational settings. Filament plans to develop naturally derived, standardized preparations, and study their applications for therapeutic use to treat a range of health conditions.
“We are encouraged by this development, which we believe strengthens Filament’s position and opens up new revenue sources for us,” said Filament Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Lightburn. “The benefits of these valuable plants are well-documented; we will be among the first to purposefully explore their pharmaceutical applications.”
Filament’s wholly owned subsidiary, Psilo Scientific, will produce the psychedelic extracts in-house at its GMP-certified facility in Metro Vancouver, where it has also developed compounds which will be studied in the first ever FDA-approved natural-psilocybin clinical trials, beginning in Q3 2021.
ABOUT FILAMENT HEALTH
Filament Health is an exclusively-natural psychedelic drug discovery and extraction technology company. Its mission is to see safe, approved, natural psychedelics in the hands of everyone who needs them as soon as possible. Filament believes measurable and efficacious medicines will be a catalyst to addressing many of the world’s mental health problems and that natural psychedelics provide an optimal option for widespread adoption of these substances. Filament engages in natural extraction technology commercialization, utilizing its intellectual property portfolio, and its wholly owned subsidiary Psilo Scientific’s in-house GMP facility and Health Canada Dealer’s License for all natural psychedelics. Filament is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and trades on Canada’s NEO Exchange (NEO:FH).
Anna Cordon, Director of Communications
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