Braxia Scientific Provides Update on Large Proprietary Dataset Expected to Support Pharmaceutical and Industry Clinical Trials for Ketamine and Psilocybin Drug Development
TORONTO, ONTARIO January 31, 2022 – Braxia Scientific Corp. (“Braxia”, or the “Company”), (CSE: BRAX) (OTC: BRAXF) (FWB: 4960), a medical research company with clinics providing innovative ketamine treatments for persons with depression and related disorders, today provided an update on the Company’s leading research role within the psychedelics industry. As the Company continues to focus on developing innovative treatments for depression, including potential ketamine derivatives, Braxia Scientific’s team of researchers also continue to carry out multiple psychedelic-based clinical research trials, adding to the Company’s large and growing proprietary dataset critical to informing future drug development.
To date, Braxia Scientific has compiled comprehensive health data from administering more than 5,200 ketamine treatments at its network of clinics. Additionally, Braxia Scientific’s researchers have published 43 ketamine-related manuscripts in peer-reviewed biomedical journals, and the Canadian Rapid Treatment Centre of Excellence (CRTCE), a wholly owned Braxia subsidiary, has established a growing database with key clinical outcomes for an ongoing clinical trial evaluating psilocybin-assisted therapy.
“We are tremendously proud of our research team, which includes three individuals ranked among the world’s top 20 experts in depression, mood disorders and ketamine research,” said Dr. Roger McIntyre, CEO of Braxia Scientific. “With our unmatched human capital, well-established clinical infrastructure and large proprietary health database we believe Braxia Scientific has a distinct competitive advantage among the leading groups endeavouring to develop new psychedelic treatments.
“With this expertise and data, we are well-positioned to enhance our intellectual property, including our work to identify and develop new chemical entities, while providing patients with access to new pathways to treat their mental health disorders.”
Building on management’s extensive clinical expertise, the Company has expanded the necessary infrastructure to provide innovative interventions that include ketamine, psilocybin and other potential future psychedelics that become available.
The Company also continues to exhibit itself as a leader in the psychedelics industry, establishing treatment protocols and best practice guidelines, including for innovative potential therapies, such as psilocybin. The Company’s leadership is illustrated by the publication by the American Journal of Psychiatry of the International Expert Opinion and Implementation Guidance, led by Braxia Scientific’s leaders, which outlines Ketamine and Esketamine treatment parameters and sets the standard for the clinical implementation of rapid-acting treatments in persons with treatment-resistant depression.
About Braxia Scientific Corp.
Braxia Scientific is a medical research company with clinics that provide innovative ketamine treatments for persons with depression and related disorders. Through its medical solutions, Braxia aims to reduce the illness burden of brain-based mental disorders such as major depressive disorder among others. Braxia is primarily focused on (i) owning and operating multidisciplinary clinics, providing treatment for mental health disorders, and (ii) research activities related to discovering and commercializing novel drugs and delivery methods. Braxia seeks to develop ketamine and derivatives and other psychedelic products from its IP development platform. Through its wholly
owned subsidiary, the Canadian Rapid Treatment Center of Excellence Inc., Braxia currently operates multidisciplinary community-based clinics offering rapid-acting treatments for depression located in Mississauga, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.
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Dr. Roger S. McIntyre
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This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements that are not historical facts, future estimates, plans, programs, forecasts, projections, objectives, assumptions, expectations, or beliefs of future performance are “forward-looking statements.”
Forward-looking statements include statements about the intended promise of ketamine-based treatments for depression and the potential for ketamine to treat other emerging psychiatric disorders, such as Bipolar Depression. Such forward- looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, events, or developments to be materially different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the failure of ketamine, psilocybin and other psychedelics to provide the expected health benefits and unanticipated side effects, dependence on obtaining and maintaining regulatory approvals, including acquiring and renewing federal, provincial, municipal, local or other licenses and engaging in activities that could be later determined to be illegal under domestic or international laws. Ketamine and psilocybin are currently Schedule I and Schedule III controlled substances, respectively, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C. 1996, c. 19 (the “CDSA”) and it is a criminal offence to possess such substances under the CDSA without a prescription or a legal exemption. Health Canada has not approved psilocybin as a drug for any indication, however ketamine is a legally permissible medication for the treatment of certain psychological conditions. It is illegal to possess such substances in Canada without a prescription.
These factors should be considered carefully, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.
Although the Company has attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other risk factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties that could affect financial results is contained in the Company’s filings with Canadian securities regulators, including the Amended and Restated Listing Statement dated April 15, 2021, which are available at www.sedar.com. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements.