Nearly $12 million in cash and investment
Fully funded for the Company’s development programs, including ketamine injection and infusion product, ketamine microneedle patch and ketamine wearable pump device for mental health, neurological, and pain disorders
Seeking FDA approval for KETARX™ (ketamine injection and infusion product) for anesthesia and procedural sedation
TORONTO, April 25, 2022 -- PharmaTher Holdings Ltd. (the “Company” or “PharmaTher”) (OTCQB: PHRRF) (CSE: PHRM), a leader in specialty ketamine pharmaceuticals, today reported financial results for its third quarter ended February 28, 2022, and provided recent business highlights and update. All amounts are stated in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.
“We have made great progress with our product and clinical development programs for ketamine as a novel treatment use for near-rare and rare disorders, while also creating unique product profiles including injectables/infusions, microneedle patch and a proposed wearable pump device where each will provide a unique solution to treat various mental health, neurological and pain disorders in hospitals, clinics and homes,” said Fabio Chianelli, Chief Executive Officer of PharmaTher. “We are focused on becoming a leader in advancing ketamine to treat unmet medical needs, and we are funded to complete our development programs for clinical studies and our expected submission for FDA approval of our ketamine injectable and infusion product for anesthesia and procedural sedation by the end of 2022.”
Third-Quarter Financial Highlights
PharmaTher is developing and commercializing novel uses, delivery forms and formulations of ketamine and ketamine analogs. Ketamine was approved by the FDA in 1970 and is clinically used for analgesia, sedation, and anesthetic induction. Ketamine is also emerging as a viable treatment option for various mental health, neurological and pain disorders.
As part of its short-term product strategy, the Company is developing its own ketamine injection and infusion product to support the Company’s expected pivotal clinical studies for Parkinson’s disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), future FDA 505(b)(2) regulatory submissions in mental health, neurological and pain disorders, and its commercialization plans in the U.S. via an FDA Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”) for anesthesia and procedural sedation. The Company expects to file the ANDA in Q4-2022 for commercialization in the U.S.
The Company’s long-term product strategy is to develop novel ketamine formulations and drug delivery systems, including its patented microneedle patch and proposed wearable pump device for the intradermal and subcutaneous delivery of ketamine, respectively, for specific indications including treatment-resistant depression, chronic pain and next-generation product profiles for neurological disorders.
The Company’s clinical strategy includes supporting an investigator-initiated observational study to evaluate the impact of betaine anhydrous on the unwanted ketamine side effects seen post ketamine treatment for subjects with depression. The Company expects results to be reported in Q2-2022. In addition, the Company is preparing to engage the FDA to establish the next steps for a planned Phase 3 clinical study to allow for ketamine’s approval for Parkinson’s disease under the 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway. The Company plans to use its proprietary ketamine infusion product, KETARX™, for the planned Phase 3 clinical study. Full results of the Study are expected to be submitted for presentation at a medical congress by June 2022.
Furthermore, the Company expects to form partnerships with research labs, ketamine clinics and pharmaceutical companies that are: seeking a secure supply of cGMP ketamine and ketamine products for current portfolios; exploring alternative dosage forms of ketamine for multiple existing indications; developing novel ketamine analogs; and requiring support to develop and eventually commercialize specific ketamine products for new indications.
Lastly, the Company is engaged in partnering discussions for its microneedle patch delivery system to deliver psychedelics, such as LSD, DMT, MDMA, and mescaline, with specialty pharmaceutical companies.
About PharmaTher Holdings Ltd.
PharmaTher Holdings Ltd. (OTCQB: PHRRF) (CSE: PHRM) is focused on the development and commercialization of specialty ketamine pharmaceuticals for mental health, neurological, and pain disorders. Learn more at PharmaTher.com.
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