Tryp Therapeutics (CSE: TRYP) (OTCQB: TRYPF) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing intravenous-infused psilocin (the active metabolite of psilocybin) for diseases with high unmet medical needs. The company today announced its entry into a letter of intent with Massachusetts General Hospital (“MGH”), the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, to fund and conduct a phase 2a clinical trial investigating the effects of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of patients aged 21+ suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (“IBS”). “MGH is an ideal partner for Tryp to expand on its strategy of utilizing TRP-8802 (oral psilocybin) to explore the clinical potential of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in new indications,” said Jim Gilligan, PhD, chief executive officer of Tryp Therapeutics. “With positive results in this study, Tryp would look to continue clinical development in IBS with TRP-8803, our proprietary formulation of IV-infused psilocin, that alleviates numerous shortcomings of oral psilocybin including: significantly reducing the time to onset of the psychedelic state, controlling the depth and duration of the psychedelic experience, and reducing the overall duration of the intervention to a commercially feasible timeframe. Our ultimate goal is providing even more favorable outcomes and relief to the millions of patients currently suffering from IBS and its associated disorders. With this agreement in place, we will be in a position to submit the relevant IND.”
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About Tryp Therapeutics Inc.
Tryp Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing proprietary, novel formulations for the administration of psilocin in combination with psychotherapy to treat diseases with unmet medical needs. Tryp’s lead program, TRP-8803, is a proprietary formulation of IV-infused psilocin (the active metabolite of psilocybin) that alleviates numerous shortcomings of oral psilocybin including: significantly reducing the time to onset of the psychedelic state, controlling the depth and duration of the psychedelic experience, and reducing the overall duration of the intervention to a commercially feasible timeframe. The company has an ongoing phase 2a clinical trial for the treatment of binge eating disorder at the University of Florida and an upcoming phase 2a clinical trial with the University of Michigan for the treatment of fibromyalgia, both of which are utilizing TRP-8802 (synthetic, oral psilocybin) to demonstrate efficacy in these indications. Where a preliminary clinical benefit has been demonstrated, subsequent studies are expected to utilize TRP-8803, which has the potential to further improve efficacy, safety and patient experience. For more information about the company, please visit www.TrypTherapeutics.com.
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