KELOWNA, British Columbia, Nov. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tryp Therapeutics, Inc. (CSE: TRYP) (OTCQB: TRYPF) ("Tryp" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing psilocybin-based compounds for diseases with unmet medical needs, today announced that the Company’s collaborators from the University of Michigan will present two scientific posters in the upcoming Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Conference, to be held from November 12-16, 2022 in San Diego.
Title: Psilocybin Attenuates Mechanical Allodynia and Thermal Hyperalgesia in a Rodent Model of Formalin-Induced Chronic Pain
Presenting Author: Dr Nick Kolbman, University of Michigan
Co-authors: B. H. Silverstein,1, T. Liu,1 P. Guzzo,2 J. P. Gilligan,2 G. A. Mashour,1, G. Vanini,1 D. Pal1
(1 University of Michigan, 2 Tryp Therapeutics)
The study results demonstrated that a single intravenous dose of psilocybin can attenuate mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia for up to 4 weeks post dose.
Title: Intravenous Psilocybin Alters Brain Network Dynamics in Rats
Presenting Authors: B.H. Silverman, University of Michigan
Co-authors: N. Koblman1,2,3, T. Liu1, P. Guzzo6, J. Gilligan6, G. A. Mashour1,2,3,4, G. Vanini 1,2,4, D. Pal1,2,4,5;
(1Dept. of Anesthesiol., 2Ctr. for Consciousness Sci., 3Dept. of Pharmacol., 4Neurosci. Grad. Program, 5Dept. of Mol. & Integrative Physiol., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; 6Tryp Therapeut.)
This study demonstrated a change in EEG recordings in rats receiving an IV infusion of psilocybin coincident with achieving the psychedelic state.
Jim Gilligan, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are excited our collaborators at the University of Michigan are presenting the results of our two recent studies. The first study explored intravenous psilocybin and its effect in a recognized rat model of fibromyalgia. This model exhibits increased sensitivity to touch and hypersensitivity to elevated temperatures. Administration of a single intravenous infusion of psilocybin resulted in a decrease in both pain and heat sensitivity persisting until the end of the study (28 days). Tryp is the first company to pursue the use of psychedelics in nociplastic pain indications including fibromyalgia. These results support the potential clinical utility of psilocybin assisted therapy in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia.
“The second study demonstrated a change in EEG recordings coincident with achieving the psychedelic state. Rats received a continuous intravenous infusion of psilocybin over a period of 60 minutes while EEG data were simultaneously monitored. The results demonstrate the ability to detect changes in EEG patterns coincident with attaining the psychedelic state. In addition, upon cessation of the infusion a return to baseline EEG patterns correlated with decreasing blood levels of psilocin. This study will help facilitate Tryp’s program to utilize EEG recordings to optimize dose and infusion rates of TRP-8803 (IV psilocin) in planned upcoming clinical trials.”
Tryp Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing psilocybin-related molecules, including TRP-8803, for the treatment of diseases with unmet medical needs through accelerated regulatory pathways. Tryp's Psilocybin-For-Neuropsychiatric Disorders (PFN™) program is focused on the development of synthetic psilocybin-related molecules as a new class of drug for the treatment of binge eating, chronic pain, and other indications. The Company has begun enrolling patients in its Phase II trial for the treatment of binge eating disorder at the University of Florida and recently announced an upcoming Phase IIa clinical trial with the University of Michigan to evaluate TRP-8802 for fibromyalgia. TRP-8803 is a proprietary psilocybin-based product that uses a novel formulation and route of administration to potentially improve efficacy, safety and the patient experience. For more information, please visit www.tryptherapeutics.com.
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