VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 29, 2020 /CNW/ – Nova Mentis Life Science Corp. (CSE: NOVA) (FSE: HN3Q) (OTCPK: LIBFF) (“NOVA” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has added two additional psychedelic compounds to its drug portfolio. NOVA has contracted with its U.S. partner to begin manufacturing the active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), baeocystin and aeruginascin. NOVA is currently developing C-GMP API psilocybin at its U.S. partner’s facility which has highly trained quality control staff on site and certifies all release testing prior to human studies. Per contractual agreements, NOVA has ownership of the API Drug Master Files (“DMF’s”), which will be used for regulatory submission prior to commencing human clinical trials.
“The availability of greater than 95 per cent pure synthetic psilocybin, baeocystin and aeruginascin will allow the creation of unique combinatory formulations with potential therapeutic applications to various subsets of ASD,” stated Marvin S. Hausman MD, Chairman of NOVA’s Scientific Advisory Board. “Furthermore, the availability of these compounds will allow our collaborative scientific chemists to develop technology to deliver our proprietary formulations to organ systems outside of the brain. Are there tryptamine related therapeutic receptors in the small intestine, colon and liver that need to be discovered?”
Baeocystin is an analog of psilocybin and is found in most psilocybin mushrooms along with other minor tryptamine derivatives. Aeruginascin is also a tryptamine derivative and an analog of psilocybin, but it occurs naturally within a different mushroom, Inocybe aeruginascens. The pharmacological effects of both of these compounds are not well understood and anecdotal usage reports reveal different euphoric experiences.