Dosing In Human Clinical Trial To Commence Within Weeks
Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 22, 2023) – Lobe Sciences Ltd. (CSE: LOBE) (OTCQB: LOBEF) (“Lobe”), a North American Biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering and developing patient-focused medicines for Orphan and Rare diseases today announced that its exclusive commercial manufacturing partner has received their initial 2023 quota for our novel psilocin drug product (L-130) from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Mr. Philip J. Young, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company stated, “This is the final step of the DEA process which is required for the commercial production of Schedule 1 compounds for export for the conduct of human clinical trials. Our commercial packaging partner partnered with Quality Chemical Laboratories (“QCL”) received this quota which can be increased as our programs mature and advance. We are now in position to initiate two clinical studies within the next several months. The first will be our Ph. 1 study of L-130 to evaluate its safety and Pharmacokinetics profile in healthy volunteers. The second study will be conducted under the leadership of Dr. Lauren Natbony and will evaluate the safety of L-130 in patients with Chronic Cluster Headaches (“CCH”). The team was able to take advantage of the delay in initiating the Ph 1 safety study and have been able to draft all the necessary documentation to support the conduct of both studies and open dialogue with the Food and Drug Association (“FDA”) leading to the filing of an Investigational New Drug Application (“IND”) and preparing for a Phase 2 clinical trial in Australia.”
Mr. Maghsoud Dariani, Chief Science Officer of the Company added, “We are pleased that through diligent and effective communications with the DEA, we were able to submit the supportive data which led to approval of the initial quota for our L-130 drug product so that we can begin our clinical trials towards developing novel treatments for Orphan and rare diseases with unmet needs.”
About Lobe Sciences Ltd.
Lobe Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing patient-friendly, easily administered medicines for orphan and rare diseases. The Company, through collaborations with industry-leading partners, is engaged in drug research and development using sub-hallucinatory doses of our proprietary compounds targeting and treating orphan and rare diseases. Each of our New Chemical Entities, L-130 and L-131, are being developed to address unmet medical needs in patient populations where there are few, if any therapeutic options.
About Integrative Headache Medicine of New York, PLLC
Integrative Headache Medicine of New York (IHMNY), founded and directed by Dr. Lauren R. Natbony, is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and cutting-edge institute dedicated to treating patients with complex headache and facial pain disorders. Dr. Natbony is an internationally recognized expert in headache medicine and established IHMNY to offer traditional medical therapies in conjunction with evidence-based complementary and integrative modalities. Integrative Headache Medicine of New York is committed to providing personalized patient care, educating the public about headache medicine, and developing groundbreaking therapies for treating chronic, disabling headaches.
About Quality Chemical Labs
Quality Chemical Laboratories (QCL) serves the pharmaceutical industry. We provide expert and cGMP compliant scientific testing services in support of both small and large molecule drug products, drug substances, in-process materials, and raw materials in all phases of Research, Development, and Commercialization. QCL also provides formulation development and solid dose GMP manufacture supporting early phase clinical trials. QCL provides expert support for small and large molecule analytical development and validation, sample analysis, residual solvents analysis, organic/synthetic chemistry, compendial testing, wet chemistry, trace metals analysis, mass spectroscopy, microbiology, stability management services, formulation development, and clinical scale GMP manufacturing. https://qualitychemlabs.com.
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Lobe Sciences Ltd.
Philip J Young, CEO
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