Numinus Applies for International Patent Filing of Psychedelics Production Process
Filing would offer added protection to IP already submitted to USPTO
Numinus Wellness Inc. (TSE:NUMI) (OTCMKTS: NUMIF), a mental health care company advancing innovative treatments and safe, evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapies, today announced that its subsidiary Numinus Bioscience Inc. (“Numinus Bioscience”) has filed a patent application to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, for a rapid production process for Psilocybe and other fungi species containing psilocybin and other compounds.
A provisional patent application for the process was submitted to the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on June 24, 2021. With this additional filing, international patent protection would extend to all WIPO member states that have signed the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), including Australia, Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom, where psychedelic research is currently active.
“The WIPO is an important global forum that provides reassurance to the patent offices of member states. Numinus is confident that the robust evidence supporting the production process will further inform regulators as they consider policy changes to make psychedelic-assisted therapies and products more accessible,” said Sharan Sidhu, VP, Scientific Research, Innovation & Laboratory Operations, Numinus. “We look forward to advancing current research and paving the way for eventual commercialization and mainstream access.”
The purpose of the process is to significantly increase production of therapeutics for use in psychedelic-assisted therapy, while reducing product variability, increasing production efficiency and ultimately reducing commercialization costs. Since the initial filing, data-sets validating the process for additional fungi specifies have been completed, broadening its potential application and scope from psilocybin to other active compounds.
This application is part of Numinus’ long-term IP strategic focus on scalable and sustainable production that advances research, development and delivery of innovative psychedelic-derived formulations in North America and beyond.Payton Nyquvest, Founder and CEO, Numinus
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