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Enveric Biosciences Sells Cancer-Targeting Cannabinoid-Related IP

The company will now focus developing its synthetic psilocin.

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Enveric Biosciences, a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of novel neuroplastogenic small-molecule therapeutics for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and addiction disorders, announced the company has agreed to sell one of its cancer-related patent portfolios for an undisclosed amount. Enveric plans to continue to focus and invest in the development of its lead candidates EB-003, a neuroplastogen designed to eliminate hallucinations, and EB-002, formerly EB-373, a next generation synthetic prodrug of the active metabolite, psilocin.

The patents and applications being sold disclose and claim the synergistic combination of cannabidiol and second therapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer. The divested portfolio includes patents issued in the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, Europe, and Japan, with patent applications pending in Canada, Israel, and Korea. Enveric retains no ownership rights in the divested portfolio, any companies owned by, or to be formed by the recipients.

"We are quite pleased to unlock value from cannabinoid-related IP, which we believe holds considerable value for patients but is no longer central to our core strategy that is focused on the development of EB-003 and EB-002," said Joseph Tucker, Ph.D., Director and CEO of Enveric. "This transaction will provide the opportunity for Enveric to continue its focused investment in developing neuroplastogens for the treatment of mental health disorders, while providing foundational patent protection for our undisclosed purchasers who we anticipate will pursue research, clinical trials, and commercial development of cannabidiol-based therapies to treat specific types of cancer."

"Today’s announcement further showcases Enveric’s ability to discover and develop preclinical assets, build strong IP, and generate value both near- and long-term," said Tucker. "Enveric recently unveiled a unique and promising library of novel preclinical compounds across multiple molecular classes including psilocybin derivatives, psilocybin prodrugs, and mescaline and MDMA derivatives with intentions to out-license and/or partner in the near future."

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