NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 8, 2022 – Enveric Biosciences (NASDAQ: ENVB) (“Enveric” or the “Company”), a neuroscience company developing next-generation, psychedelic-inspired mental health, and oncology treatments, today announced the development of EV104a and EV104b, new molecular conjugates for Osteoarthritis (“OA”) and other pain indications.
The treatment paradigm for OA, as reflected in a recent review “Future Directions for the Management of Pain in Osteoarthritis” by Nidhi Sofat, is largely unsatisfactory and based on alleviating pain using NSAIDs and other pharmacotherapies or intra-articular injection of corticosteroids, or hyaluronic acid. Newer therapeutic alternatives, including combination treatments, are needed for optimal control of symptoms. Enveric recently licensed an Innovative Platform technology from Diverse Biotech that led to the successful synthesis of EV104a, and EV104b, two new chemical entity conjugates of cannabidiol (CBD) linked to celecoxib.
EV104a and EV104b are specifically designed to optimize pharmacokinetics and therapeutic synergy via improved delivery, targeting abilities, and potency to potentially be more efficacious and display fewer side effects than current treatments. Enveric has confirmed the stability of the molecules and the robustness of the manufacturing method. Pre-clinical in vitro testing and characterization of these molecules is underway. This program aims to create a new treatment with improved tolerability, decreased toxicity, fewer side effects, and enhanced long-term efficacy.
The EV104 celecoxib-cannabinoid conjugates are protected by a recently filed provisional United States patent application claiming the compositions, methods of synthesis, and methods of treatment for inflammatory medical conditions.
“We are pleased to announce the creation of EV104a and EV104b for the potential treatment of OA and other pain indications. Despite available therapies, individuals with OA continue to suffer and look for new treatments to remediate their pain. As the Company moves forward to execute our clinical development plans, we believe our assets have the potential to demonstrate superior efficacy with a more favorable safety profile compared to current standards of treatment,” said Dr. Joseph Tucker, CEO of Enveric Biosciences.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability, resulting in a reduced quality of life. Enveric's EV104 program entered pre-clinical testing to advance into clinical development with the hope of offering better options for patients living with pain.
About Enveric Biosciences
Enveric Biosciences (NASDAQ: ENVB) is an innovative biotechnology company developing next-generation mental health and oncology treatments and clinical discovery platform, leveraging psychedelic-derived molecules for the mind and synthetic cannabinoids for the body. Enveric's robust pipeline supports drug discovery efforts and clinical development programs to enable the potential commercialization of effective treatments for millions of patients in need around the world. For more information, please visit www.enveric.com.
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