Cybin Inc. (NEO:CYBN) (OTCQB:CLXPF), a biotechnology company focused on progressing psychedelic therapeutics, today announced that it has successfully demonstrated Proof of Concept for its deuterated tryptamine programs, CYB003 and CYB004, for the treatment of depression and addiction.
Multiple long-acting psychedelic treatments have been granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). However, these potential treatments produce psychedelic effects that can last for extended periods of time, presenting challenges to patient access and potentially to payer reimbursement. To overcome these scalability issues, Cybin is working to optimize the duration of action of its treatments through the selective deuteration of several short-acting psychedelic tryptamines.
“This Proof-of-Concept data provides strong support for progressing Cybin’s drug development candidates, CYB003 and CYB004, towards investigational new drug (“IND”) filings with the FDA,” stated Doug Drysdale, CEO of Cybin.
An evaluation of the Company’s portfolio of psychedelic tryptamine molecules confirms that selective deuteration retains the full therapeutic pharmacology across a panel of serotonin receptors that is seen with the non-deuterated parent molecules. This Proof of Concept was demonstrated using the CEREP 5-HT selectivity panel. Previously published data have confirmed that the principal effect of deuteration has led to improved pharmacokinetics consistent with potential improvement of therapeutic benefit.1
Preliminary studies using an animal model of psychedelic action have also confirmed that deuteration modifies the pharmacokinetic profile, while retaining the therapeutic potential of these psychedelic molecules in the model.
Cybin is a leading biotechnology company focused on progressing psychedelic therapeutics by utilizing proprietary drug discovery platforms, innovative drug delivery systems, novel formulation approaches and treatment regimens for psychiatric disorders.
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Cybin makes no medical, treatment or health benefit claims about Cybin’s proposed products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada or other similar regulatory authorities have not evaluated claims regarding psilocybin, psychedelic tryptamine, tryptamine derivatives or other psychedelic compounds or nutraceutical products. The efficacy of such products has not been confirmed by approved research. There is no assurance that the use of psilocybin, psychedelic tryptamine, tryptamine derivatives or other psychedelic compounds or nutraceuticals can diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Vigorous scientific research and clinical trials are needed. Cybin has not conducted clinical trials for the use of its proposed products. Any references to quality, consistency, efficacy and safety of potential products do not imply that Cybin verified such in clinical trials or that Cybin will complete such trials. If Cybin cannot obtain the approvals or research necessary to commercialize its business, it may have a material adverse effect on Cybin’s performance and operations.
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