Enveric Biosciences Expands IP Portfolio with New U.S. Patent for Novel Carboxylated Psilocybin Derivatives Supporting its EVM301 Series of Drug Candidates
Claims to novel composition of matter and pharmaceutical drug formulations encompass EVM301 Series of drug candidates, targeting various difficult-to-treat mental health disorders by promoting neuroplasticity without inducing hallucinations
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Enveric Biosciences (NASDAQ: ENVB) (“Enveric” or the “Company”), a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of novel neuroplastogenic small-molecule therapeutics for the treatment of depression, anxiety and addiction disorders, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 11,752,130, titled “Carboxylated Psilocybin Derivatives and Methods of Using,” pertaining to the Company’s EVM301 Series of molecules being developed as potential treatments for mental health disorders.
This new patent, issued September 12, 2023, provides Enveric with intellectual property rights with claims to novel compositions and pharmaceutical drug formulations for a family of carboxylated derivatives of tryptamine-based drug candidates. The Company expects the patent to further strengthen and add value to Enveric’s EVM301 Series of compounds, which are undergoing lead optimization and preclinical candidate characterization procedures. Enveric’s EVM301 Series encompasses new chemical entity tryptamine derivatives designed to engage the serotonin 5HT2a receptor and other neurotransmitter receptors with the intent to promote neuroplasticity and therapeutic benefit without inducing hallucinatory effects.
“Our EVM301 Series consists of small molecule therapies designed with the intent to enhance neuroplasticity while reducing or eliminating hallucinations associated with other psychedelic or psychedelic-inspired agents,” said Joseph Tucker, Ph.D., Director and CEO of Enveric. “This unique design could be potentially game-changing in the treatment of depression and anxiety as it offers the opportunity to administer psilocybin-derived medications without the requirement for a healthcare professional to observe during dosing. We believe this could greatly enhance the commercial opportunity of EVM301 Series-based therapies, benefiting patients and healthcare systems broadly by reducing the need for costly and time-intensive requirements for supervision throughout the treatment. For these reasons, Enveric is seeking to build a robust intellectual property portfolio for our EVM301 Series with this U.S. patent providing a critical IP cornerstone.”
About Enveric Biosciences
Enveric Biosciences (NASDAQ: ENVB) is a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of novel neuroplastogenic small-molecule therapeutics for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and addiction disorders. Leveraging its unique discovery and development platform, The Psybrary™, Enveric has created a robust Intellectual Property portfolio of New Chemical Entities for specific mental health indications. Enveric’s lead program, the EVM201 Series, comprises next generation synthetic prodrugs of the active metabolite, psilocin. Enveric is developing the first product from the EVM201 Series – EB-373 – for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Enveric is also advancing its second program, the EVM301 Series, expected to offer a first-in-class, new approach to the treatment of difficult-to-address mental health disorders, mediated by the promotion of neuroplasticity without also inducing hallucinations in the patient. Enveric is headquartered in Naples, FL with offices in Cambridge, MA, and Calgary, AB Canada. For more information, please visit www.enveric.com.
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