Mindset Pharma Announces Further Preclinical Results Demonstrating Strong Efficacy and Improved Safety Profile for its 5-MeO-DMT-Inspired Drug Candidate, MSP-4018
TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mindset Pharma Inc. (CSE: MSET) (FSE: 9DF) (OTCQB: MSSTF) (“Mindset” or the “Company”), a drug discovery and development company focused on creating optimized and patentable next-generation psychedelic medicines to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders with unmet medical needs, today announced that preclinical proof-of-concept data comparing its clinical candidate, MSP-4018, against 5-MeO-DMT further demonstrated strong efficacy and an improved safety profile as a next generation psychedelic medicine.
“Given the strong preclinical efficacy and safety data in support of MSP-4018, combined with our expedited manufacturing process, we believe our Family 4 clinical candidate has the potential to provide a safer and more scalable therapeutic alternative to first-generation 5-MeO-DMT. We believe this preclinical data will enable us to quickly advance this novel compound into human clinical trials,” said James Lanthier, CEO of Mindset.
“The latest preclinical proof-of-concept data showed that, in addition to its strong efficacy, both locomotor activity and rearing behavior for MSP-4018 did not decline at a range of doses tested, compared to the profound decline observed in 5-MeO-DMT, indicating a remarkably improved safety profile for MSP-4018. In addition, we saw further evidence of psychedelic activity, reflected in the head twitch response of mice,” concluded Joseph Araujo, Chief Scientific Officer of Mindset.
Mindset’s Family 4 compounds are DMT and 5-MeO-DMT-inspired novel drug candidates that offer a broad range of pharmacological diversity suitable for in-clinic settings. The Company has run a battery of specialized in-vitro and in-vivo tests on its patent-pending novel compounds to select the optimal psychedelic drug candidates for progressing towards human clinical trials.
To watch a video of Mindset’s CEO discussing the announcement in greater detail, please visit: https://youtu.be/JeyBUp2klXk.
For more information, please contact:
Allison Soss/Tim Regan
KCSA Strategic Communications
Phone: 212-896-1267/ 347-487-6788
James Lanthier, CEO
Jason Atkinson, VP, Corporate Development
About Mindset Pharma Inc.
Mindset Pharma Inc. is a drug discovery and development company focused on creating optimized and patentable next-generation psychedelic medicines to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders with unmet needs. Mindset was established in order to develop next generation pharmaceutical assets that leverage the breakthrough therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs. Mindset is developing several novel families of next generation psychedelic compounds, as well as an innovative process to chemically synthesize psilocybin as well as its own proprietary compounds.
For further information on Mindset, please visit our website at www.mindsetpharma.com.
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