Revive Therapeutics Enters into Feasibility Agreement with LTS Lohmann to Develop Oral Psilocybin Thin Film Strip
Revive Therapeutics Ltd.(CNSX: RVV, OTCMKTS: RVVTF), a specialty life sciences company focused on the research and development of therapeutics for medical needs and rare disorders, is pleased to announce it has entered into a feasibility agreement with LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG (“LTS”), a leader in pharmaceutical oral thin films, to develop and manufacture a proprietary oral psilocybin thin film strip for the Company’s clinical and commercial initiatives to evaluate in mental illness, neurological and substance abuse disorders.
We are very excited to work with LTS, as one of the world’s largest innovators and suppliers of oral thin films, to develop our proprietary oral psilocybin thin film strip product for pharmaceutical use. Revive positioned itself as an innovator of novel uses and delivery forms of psilocybin, as a potential treatment for unmet medical needs. Revive, with our relationship with LTS, will be able to expedite its clinical and commercial ambitions with psilocybin as a pharmaceutical, globally.Michael Frank, CEO of Revive
Over the last twelve months, the Company has been focused on creating relationships and building a robust psilocybin-based product pipeline that includes novel uses, formulations, oral thin film delivery and biosynthetic forms of psilocybin. The Company collaborated with University of Wisconsin-Madison to develop an oral thin film technology and is engaged with North Carolina State University to develop a novel biosynthetic version of psilocybin based on a natural biosynthesis enzymatic platform developed by Dr. Gavin Williams. Also, Revive is working with the University of Wisconsin to evaluate psilocybin as a potential treatment of methamphetamine use disorder and it recently submitted an application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to receive Orphan Drug Designation (“ODD”) for psilocybin to treat traumatic brain injury, based in part of the research program acquired from PharmaTher Holdings Ltd. (CSE: PHRM) (OTCQB: PHRRF).
There are a number of advantages and benefits of an orally dissolvable psilocybin thin film such as the rapid dissolving and onset of action to the bloodstream, the ease and convenience for patients to administer without the need of water, chewing or swallowing, the potential of improved therapeutic outcomes and efficacy for underserved diseases and disorders including the flexibility to create accurate dosing and tasteful options.
“At LTS, we are unrelenting in our commitment to make life better for patients,” comments Bas van Buijtenen, CEO of LTS. “Under this agreement, we will deploy our full expertise and experience to the development of new therapeutic options in an area that fits perfectly with our strategic focus. The cooperation with Revive is an opportunity to demonstrate once again how LTS creates commercial value at every stage of development.”
Under the terms of the Agreement, LTS shall perform certain formulation development of oral psilocybin thin films, to support preclinical studies for the product development, as well as GMP manufacturing of clinical trial supplies.
Revive cautions that psilocybin is still under early-stage research and development and is not making any express or implied claims as to their success in the treatment of mental illness, neurological and substance abuse disorders or commercial viability.
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