PsyBio Therapeutics Files Four U.S. Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Patent Applications Further Expanding Its Patent Portfolio

PsyBio continues to increase its presence in the psycho-targeted biosynthesis intellectual property space and remains strongly committed to innovation, development, and technology optimization 

OXFORD, OH and DENVER, Dec. 6, 2022 /CNW/ - PsyBio Therapeutics Corp. (TSXV: PSYB) (OTCQB: PSYBF) ("PsyBio" or the "Company"), an intellectual property driven biotechnology company focused upon discovery and development of new, bespoke, psycho-targeted therapeutics to potentially improve mental and neurological health, today announced the filing of four new U.S. Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Patent Applications seeking to convert five provisional patent applications. This brings the total number of PCT conversion filings completed by PsyBio to ten.

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"PsyBio continues its ongoing strategic efforts to strengthen its presence in biosynthetic landscape for the development of psycho-targeted therapeutic candidates, with the ultimate goal of potentially improving mental and neurological health," stated Evan Levine, PsyBio's Chief Executive Officer. "These filings represent the next phase of PsyBio's intellectual property strategy, moving from provisional to formal protection for our intellectual property portfolio."

The four U.S. PCT Patent Applications were filed based upon five provisional patents comprising advancements concerning production methodology, host strains and processes of production that are expected to support and allow PsyBio's novel production methodology to be patent protected.  These filings demonstrate the company's ongoing commitment to value creation while promoting scientific and methodologic advancements in the field.

"PsyBio is committed to developing and protecting intellectual property with respect to biosynthetic tryptamine and phenylethylamine production. This IP is the bedrock upon which the development of psycho-targeted molecules as novel therapeutic candidates with the goal to potentially help improve human health is built," stated Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD, MBA, PsyBio's Chief Medical and Chief Scientific Officer. "Our IP strategy remains the foundation of our developmental process. These patent submissions further expand PsyBio's intellectual property portfolio and underlie ongoing plans for growth."

About PsyBio Therapeutics Corp.

PsyBio Therapeutics is an intellectual property driven biotechnology company developing new, bespoke,      psycho-targeted therapeutics to potentially improve mental and neurological health. The team has extensive experience in drug discovery based on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering as well as clinical and regulatory expertise progressing drugs through human studies and regulatory protocols. Research and development is currently ongoing for naturally occurring psychoactive tryptamines originally discovered in different varieties of hallucinogenic mushrooms, other tryptamines and phenethylamines and combinations thereof.  The Company utilizes a bio-medicinal chemistry approach to therapeutic development, in which psychoactive compounds can be utilized as a template upon which to develop precursors and analogs, both naturally and non-naturally occurring.

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In disclosing the forward-looking information contained in this press release, the Company has made certain assumptions, including that: PsyBio will be successful in protecting its intellectual property; PsyBio will be successful in discovering new valuable target molecules; PsyBio will file one or more investigational new drug applications with the FDA; PsyBio will be successful in obtaining all necessary approvals for clinical trials; PsyBio will be successful in launching clinical trials; the results of preclinical safety and efficacy testing will be favourable; PsyBio's technology will be safe and effective; a confirmed signal will be identified in PsyBio's selected indications; and that drug development involves long lead times, is very expensive and involves many variables of uncertainty. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, it can give no assurance that the expectations of any forward-looking information will prove to be correct. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: compliance with extensive government regulations; domestic and foreign laws and regulations adversely affecting PsyBio's business and results of operations; decreases in the prevailing process for psilocybin and nutraceutical products in the markets in which PsyBio operates; the impact of COVID-19; and general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information contained in this press release. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect actual results, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, changes in factors affecting such forward-looking information or otherwise.

PsyBio makes no medical, treatment or health benefit claims about PsyBio's proposed products. The United States Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") or other similar regulatory authorities have not evaluated claims regarding psilocybin and other next generation psychoactive compounds. The efficacy of such products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. There is no assurance that the use of psilocybin and other psychoactive compounds can diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Vigorous scientific research and clinical trials are needed. PsyBio has not conducted clinical trials for the use of its intellectual property. Any references to quality, consistency, efficacy and safety of potential products do not imply that PsyBio verified such in clinical trials or that PsyBio will complete such trials. If PsyBio cannot obtain the approvals or research necessary to commercialize its business, it may have a material adverse effect on the PsyBio's performance and operations.

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