27 March 2023 | Monday | News
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Enveric Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENVB) (“Enveric” or the “Company”), a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of novel small-molecule therapeutics for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and addiction disorders, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Avance Clinical, an Australia-based contract research organization (CRO) with US operations, for its planned Phase 1 clinical trial of EB-373, the company’s lead candidate targeting the treatment of anxiety disorders. The Phase 1 clinical trial is expected to initiate in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Under the agreement, Avance Clinical will manage the Phase 1 clinical trial of EB-373 in coordination with Enveric’s newly established Australian subsidiary, Enveric Therapeutics Pty, Ltd. The Phase 1 clinical trial is designed as a multi-cohort, dose-ascending study to measure the safety and tolerability of EB-373. EB-373, a next-generation proprietary psilocin prodrug, has been recognized as a New Chemical Entity (NCE) by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and is currently in preclinical development targeting the treatment of anxiety disorder.
“With our Australia subsidiary established, we are actively preparing to initiate the planned Phase 1 trial of EB-373 and are pleased to have Avance Clinical as our CRO partner, given the company’s proven expertise and experience managing early-stage clinical programs in Australia,” said Joseph Tucker, Ph.D., Director and CEO of Enveric Bioscience. “EB-373 has the potential to bring much-needed innovation to the treatment of anxiety disorder, which is underserved by current therapeutic options. We are eager to evaluate the potential of EB-373 in this first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial as an initial step towards building a broader pipeline of proprietary psilocin prodrugs and other innovative, psychedelic-inspired compounds for a range of mental health conditions.”
“We are excited to work with Enveric and are eager to leverage the expertise we’ve gained from managing early-stage clinical programs in Australia to empower the development of EB-373,” said Dr. Jemma Lawson, Director of Clinical and Project Operations for Avance Clinical. “We look forward to being a valued partner to Enveric in the execution of the EB-373 clinical program and ensuring the highest quality data is generated to support global regulatory filings.”