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Mind Cure Engages Dr. Dan Engle as Primary Investigator for Research in Traumatic Brain Injury with Psychedelics

Celebrated neurologist, psychiatrist and plant-medicine expert Dr. Dan Engle brings years of understanding of psychedelic medicine into research with Mind Cure.

 

VANCOUVER, BC – Feb. 17, 2021 – Mind Cure Health Inc. (CSE: MCUR) (OTCQB: MCURF) (FRA: 6MH) (“Mind Cure” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the engagement of Dr. Dan Engle as Mind Cure’s Primary Investigator Consultant. Dr. Engle is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, with a clinical practice that combines functional medicine, integrative psychiatry, neuro-cognitive restoration. He is celebrated for contribution to understanding of traumatic brain injury and concussion recovery with his book The Concussion Repair Manual. Dr. Engle is transitioning from his previous role as an advisor to Mind Cure.

 

Mind Cure has identified traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) as a priority indication which shares important biological pathways[1] associated to pain.[2] Mind Cure will investigate the therapeutic potential of psychedelic compounds for TBI and related conditions. Dr. Engle will facilitate the translation of Mind Cure’s traumatic brain injury research from pre-clinical to clinical.

 

“Mind Cure is fortunate that Dr. Engle has chosen to bring his expertise and clinical experience with trauma and head injury to lead Mind Cure’s research efforts,” said President and CEO Kelsey Ramsden. “Dr. Engle is a trusted resource whose guidance will be pivotal in leading this transformative research program. TBI issues not only affect individuals but also can have lasting effects on families and communities”.

 

Traumatic brain injuries are a major cause of death and disability in North America and are increasing in number. From 2006 to 2014, the number of TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths increased by 53%. An average 32,000 people in the United States have died each day from injuries that include a traumatic brain injury. Those who survive can face effects that last a few days or the rest of their lives, and can include issues related to emotional functioning (e.g., personality changes, depression) along with impairments related to thinking or memory, movement and sensations, such as vision or hearing.[3]

 

About Dr. Dan Engle

 

Dr. Dan Engle is Medical Director of Kuya Institute for Transformational Medicine, consultant to numerous international plant-based healing and recovery centers. Specializing in psychiatry and neurology, Dr. Engle’s clinical practice is based on regenerative medicine, orthomolecular psychiatry, integrative spirituality, and peak performance methods. His 2017 book The Concussion Repair Manual, a guidebook to recovering from traumatic brain injury, is celebrated by physicians and professional athletes alike. His subsequent Full Spectrum Medicine program accelerates healing by combining traditional medical practices with neuro-regenerative medical technologies, including psychedelic medicines. With dozens of appearances on popular podcasts like The Joe Rogan Experience and The Tim Ferriss Show, Dr. Engle is a widely regarded thinker on both the subjects of psychedelic medicine and traumatic brain injury.

 

About Mind Cure Health Inc.

 

Mind Cure exists as a response to the current mental health crisis and urgent calls for effective treatments. Mind Cure believes in the need to reinvent the mental health care model for patients and practitioners to allow psychedelics to advance into common and accepted care.

 

Mind Cure is focused on identifying and developing pathways and products that ease suffering, increase productivity, and enhance mental health. Mind Cure is interested in exploring diverse therapeutic areas beyond psychiatry, including digital therapeutics, neuro-supports, and psychedelics, all to improve mental health.

 

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Kelsey Ramsden, President & CEO

Phone: 1-888-593-8995

 

Forward-Looking Information

 

Certain statements in this news release may constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws (also known as forward-looking statements). Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and may cause actual results, performance or achievements or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements or industry results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information generally can be identified by the use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “feel”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “predict”, “project”, “subject to”, “will”, “would”, and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions. Some of the specific forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to: Mind Cure investigating the therapeutic potential of phychedlic counpounds for TBI and related conditions; Dr. Engle facilitating Mind Cure’s tramatic brain injury research from pre-clinical to clinical; the effect of Dr. Engle’s guidance on leading the transformative research program; and Dr. Engle transitioning to a new role from his previous role as an advisor.

 

Forward-looking information is based on a number of key expectations and assumptions made by Mind Cure, including, without limitation: the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the Canadian economy and Mind Cure’s business, and the extent and duration of such impact; no change to laws or regulations that negatively affect Mind Cure’s business; there will be a demand for Mind Cure’s products in the future; TBI and related conditions will continue to cause a need for research related to the potential of psychedelic compounds for TBI and related conditions; Dr. Engle’s contributions will be pivotal in leading the transformative research program at Mind Cure; no unanticipated expenses or costs arise; Mind Cure will be able to continue to identify products that make them ideal candidates for providing solutions for treating mental health; that the functional mushroom industry will continue to grow; the addition of Dr. Engle as a Primary Investigator Consultant will help Mind Cure research the therapeutic potential and explore treatment processes associated with psychedelic compounds to assist in the Company’s mission to treat mental health issues; and Mind Cure will be able to operate its business as planned. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what Mind Cure believes to be reasonable assumptions, it cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such information.

 

Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of presenting information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future and readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking information involves significant risks and uncertainties and should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results as actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking information. Those risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to: the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian economy, Mind Cure’s industry and Mind Cure’s business, which may negatively impact, and may continue to negatively impact, Mind Cure and may materially adversely affect Mind Cure’s investments, results of operations, financial condition, and Mind Cure’s ability to obtain additional equity or debt financing, and satisfy its financial obligations; general economic conditions; future growth potential; competition for mental health and wellness investments; the addition of Dr. Engle as a Primary Investigator Consultant may not help Mind Cure’s research and exploration of psychedelic compounds to achieve Mind Cure’s mission; Mind Cure’s research may not be able to significantly address TBI and related conditions or at all; and changes in legislation or regulations. Management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information contained herein are based upon reasonable assumptions and information currently available; however, management can give no assurance that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information. Additional information on the risk factors that could affect Mind Cure can be found under “Risk Factors” in Mind Cure’s final prospectus which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

 

The forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Forward-looking information reflects management’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Mind Cure. The forward-looking information is stated as of the date of this news release and Mind Cure assumes no obligation to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable law.

 

The CSE has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release and the CSE does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

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[1] For e.g., Morgana D. da Silva, Giselle Guginski, Karina L. Sato, Luciana Sayuri Sanada, Kathleen A. Sluka, Adair R.S. Santos, Persistent pain induces mood problems and memory loss by the involvement of cytokines, growth factors, and supraspinal glial cells, Brain, Behavior, & Immunity – Health, Volume 7, 2020,100-118.

[2] Jovanovic F, Candido KD, Knezevic NN. The Role of the Kynurenine Signaling Pathway in Different Chronic Pain Conditions and Potential Use of Therapeutic Agents. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Aug 22;21(17):6045. doi: 10.3390/ijms21176045. PMID: 32842609; PMCID: PMC7503462.

[3] Peterson AB, Kegler SR. Deaths from Fall-Related Traumatic Brain Injury — United States, 2008–2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:225–230.

Mind Cure Signs LOI to Acquire an Ownership Interest in Psychedelic Treatment Center ATMA, Selected by Section 56 Exempt Patient for Psilocybin Therapy

The strategic partnership between Mind Cure and ATMA will bridge access to research locations for psychedelic drug research while providing patient data for iSTRYM, Mind Cure’s digital therapeutics platform.

 

VANCOUVER, BC  – January 12, 2021 – Mind Cure Health Inc. (CSE: MCUR) (OTCQB: MCURF) (FRA: 6MH) (“Mind Cure” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the signing of a non-binding letter of intent (the “LOI”) for strategic investment and commercial cooperation with ATMA Journey Centers Inc. (“ATMA”), a Calgary-based organization. ATMA is the first commercial treatment center in Canada to announce providing psychedelic-assisted therapy for a section 56 exempt patient. The LOI is intended to help Mind Cure secure an equity position within ATMA, empowering the Company with access to a global release strategy for iSTRYM, as well as international locations for translational research on novel molecules and treatment protocols.

 

“ATMA’s clinicians possess a proven track record of advocacy and innovation driving toward the therapeutic benefits of psychedelic medicine for patients in the treatment of mental health and wellness. Mind Cure is extremely excited to join ATMA in the renaissance  that is disrupting mental health care by partnering with one of the pioneers in the therapeutic psychedelics industry,” said Kelsey Ramsden, President & CEO, Mind Cure. “With Mind Cure’s therapeutic tool, iSTRYM, along with ATMA’s pivotal achievement as the care provider for Canada’s most recent section 56(1) exempt patient, mental health care in Canada is making history. We are thrilled to work with the best-in-class to drive our focus on accelerating our research and technology platforms.”

 

Mind Cure’s partnership with ATMA is an exciting opportunity for researchers and therapists to participate in each of Mind Cure’s research programs focused on pain, neuroregeneration, migraines, and cluster headaches. The proposed investment will facilitate the syndication of Mind Cure’s psychedelic drug protocols and the use of Mind Cure’s proprietary technology, iSTRYM, to optimize treatment for ATMA clients.

 

The deployment of capital will also advance speed and scale for data enrichment of iSTRYM, providing the AI-driven platform with access to patient data as ATMA targets domestic and international healing and treatment centers.

 

“Psilocybin-assisted therapy offers healing and understanding that is unmatched by traditional methods. Patients dealing with end-of-life anxiety, pain, depression, trauma, and addiction have been at the mercy of ineffective and underwhelming treatments for much too long. The resources are here, and we are extremely grateful to be at the frontlines of this world-changing, innovative, and extremely alleviating solution, to help bring peace to sufferers,” said David Harder, co-CEO, ATMA Journey Centers Inc. “We are witnessing an inflection point for mental health treatment as the commitment to wellness in Canada takes a huge step forward.”

 

Pursuant to the LOI, the parties intend to negotiate the terms of definitive agreements (the “Definitive Agreements“), which will provide for, among other things an initial $500,000 investment by Mind Cure in ATMA, participation by Mind Cure in ATMA’s future financings, and the exclusive use of iSTRYM throughout ATMA’s business. There can be no assurance that the Definitive Agreements will be entered into or that the investment or commercial transactions will be completed on the terms proposed in the LOI or at all.

 

About ATMA Journey Centers Inc. and SYNTAC Institute

 

ATMA is a private healthcare company with the mission of delivering effective and innovative healing and transformative experiences that awaken the inner healer and promote a deeper connection with the self, with others, and with the beauty of the world. ATMA is the first private sector service provider in Canada to announce psychedelic-assisted therapy provision under the approval of Health Canada’s Section 56(1) exemption, which will allow ATMA to provide psilocybin-assisted therapy to those seeking psychedelic assisted therapy.

 

ATMA’s founding members, David Harder, Greg Habstritt, and Vu Tran, also founded SYNTAC Institute, a non-profit organization with the mission of bringing the healing and transformative power of psychedelic medicine and psychedelic-assisted therapy to Canadians. SYNTAC has been an influential participant in the Canadian psychedelic medicine industry and operates Catalyst Presents, a series of conferences and summits in Canada focused on psychedelics.

 

About Mind Cure Health Inc.

 

Mind Cure exists as a response to the current mental health crisis and urgent calls for effective treatments. Mind Cure believes in the need to reinvent the mental health care model for patients and practitioners to allow psychedelics to advance into common and accepted care.

 

Mind Cure is focused on identifying and developing pathways and products that ease suffering, increase productivity, and enhance mental health. Mind Cure is interested in exploring diverse therapeutic areas beyond psychiatry, including digital therapeutics, neuro-supports, and psychedelics, all to improve mental health.

 

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Kelsey Ramsden, President & CEO

Phone: 1-888-593-8995

 

Forward-Looking Information

 

Certain statements in this news release may constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws (also known as forward-looking statements). Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and may cause actual results, performance or achievements or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements or industry results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information generally can be identified by the use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “feel”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “predict”, “project”, “subject to”, “will”, “would”, and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions. Some of the specific forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to: the conclusion of the transactions and negotiation of the Definitive Agreements contemplated by the LOI on the terms disclosed herein, or at all; ATMA conducting additional psychedelic-assisted therapy; the disruption of mental health care through psychedelic-based therapies; the development of iSTRYM and incorporation into ATMA’s business; the relationship with ATMA accelerating the development of Mind Cure’s research and technology platforms; participation of researchers and therapists in Mind Cure’s research programs; Mind Cure’s investment facilitating the syndication of Mind Cure’s psychedelic drug protocols and the development of those protocols; protocols and iSTRYM to optimize treatment for ATMA clients and driving greater access to patient data for the AI-driven digital therapeutics platform; the roll-out of domestic and international treatment centres by ATMA; the realization of an inflexion point for mental health treatment; and Mind Cure’s collection of data from ATMA’s section 56 exempt clients.

 

Forward-looking information is based on a number of key expectations and assumptions made by Mind Cure, including, without limitation: the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the Canadian economy and Mind Cure’s business, and the extent and duration of such impact; no change to laws or regulations that negatively affect Mind Cure’s business; there will be a demand for Mind Cure’s products and ATMA’s clinics in the future; no unanticipated expenses or costs arise; Mind Cure will be able to continue to identify products that make them ideal candidates for providing solutions for treating mental health; the partnership with ATMA will help Mind Cure achieve its business goals; and Mind Cure will be able to operate its business as planned. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what Mind Cure believes to be reasonable assumptions, it cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such information.

 

Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of presenting information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future and readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking information involves significant risks and uncertainties and should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results as actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking information. Those risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to: the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian economy, Mind Cure’s industry and Mind Cure’s business, which may negatively impact, and may continue to negatively impact, Mind Cure and may materially adversely affect Mind Cure’s investments, results of operations, financial condition, and Mind Cure’s ability to obtain additional equity or debt financing, and satisfy its financial obligations; general economic conditions; future growth potential; competition for mental health and wellness investments; Mind Cure’s partnership with ATMA may not help Mind Cure achieve its business goals; iSTRYM, and its database function may not be successfully developed or help to optimize protocols and enhance scientific research; and changes in legislation or regulations. Management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information contained herein are based upon reasonable assumptions and information currently available; however, management can give no assurance that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information. Additional information on the risk factors that could affect Mind Cure can be found under “Risk Factors” in Mind Cure’s final prospectus which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

 

The forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Forward-looking information reflects management’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Mind Cure. The forward-looking information is stated as of the date of this news release and Mind Cure assumes no obligation to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable law.

 

The CSE has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release and the CSE does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

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Connect: Investor Relations: investors@mindcure.com 1-888-593-8995

 

Mind Cure Announces Build-Out of Digital Therapeutics, iSTRYM: A Technology Platform for Mental Wellness Optimization & Psychedelic Research

Mind Cure’s iSTRYM (pronounced eye-stream) has been designed to warehouse the largest collection of psychedelic research and ongoing mental optimization data. With machine learning deployed, iSTRYM will provide greater speed to Mind Cure’s research team, richer data to health professionals and clients, as well as a hub of protocol and procedural information for psychedelic practitioners worldwide.

 

VANCOUVER, BC – January 06, 2021 – Mind Cure Health Inc. (CSE: MCUR) (OTCQB: MCURF) (FRA: 6MH) (“Mind Cure” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the release of iSTRYM, the Company’s digital therapeutic tool, designed to provide close to real-time data regarding patient care, procedures and protocols, and other resources for therapists, clinicians, and patients with mental health concerns.

 

“As a life sciences and digital therapeutics company, providing speed to market with novel psychedelic therapies through deeper data analytics is a strength we are developing with iSTRYM. Further, as we build out our database for mental wellness, both therapists and individuals will get mental wellness protocols for wellness optimization and support. iSTRYM exists to become the source that individuals turn to for science-backed, personalized mental health support at scale.”- Kelsey Ramsden, President & CEO.

 

Gaps between clients, researchers, and therapists create disparities in the collection of critical insights that arise outside of psychedelic-assisted therapy sessions, and ultimately prevent new scientific breakthroughs. Mind Cure’s iSTRYM provides a digital solution to the loss of crucial, uncategorized data points by connecting patient feedback and clinician expertise together in one place. Additionally, most psychedelic therapy research exists in cloistered scientific communities, which limits the possible intersection of great clinical practice and new protocols. iSTRYM brings together a large database of existing protocols to all psychedelic clinicians, enhancing the scientific efficacy for the entire psychedelic research community.

 

“We’re developing the kind of global administration portal that could become the solution the industry needs. One of the key differentiators in our proprietary tech piece is the implementation of artificial intelligence, working in the background, to taxonify the uncategorized daily inputs from patients into tangible assets that will then inform treatments. From onboarding patients to collecting critical insights across different arms of the psychedelics research space, iSTRYM could revolutionize the way we build communities around a common goal of mental wellness.” – Geoff Belair, CTO.

 

About Mind Cure’s iSTRYM

 

iSTRYM is a centralized management system for psychedelic therapeutic research, the deployment of care and integration based on a microservices design model, and is built with responsive principals. iSTRYM contains strategic data loops that continually aggregate new insights, and an application that equips patients as active participants in their own mental wellness journey.

 

The focus with iSTRYM is to disrupt the mental health industry by providing accessible and innovative technological resources that optimize the use of patient data to support diagnoses and treatments. iSTRYM’s app component will record patients’ uncategorized data, such as weather, location, mood, heart rate, and other metrics that take place after therapy sessions and throughout therapeutic integration.

 

This protocol optimization coupled with iSTRYM’s AI will create a convergence of commonalities among patients. iSTRYM will use AI to collate insights found across datasets to steer clinicians towards better diagnoses, treatments, and ultimately personalized care at scale.

 

The name iSTRYM reflects empathy, commonalities, and Mind Cure’s mission as an adaptive mental wellness company. The lowercase “i” represents the collective “we” of humanity and life on planet Earth, all of which are connecting, building, and reflecting together as pillars in our world. As a stream flows, adapts, grows, and changes, so do we. We choose to work collectively, utilizing data to elevate and transform our collective mental wellness.

 

About Geoff Belair

 

Geoff Belair, Mind Cure’s Chief Technology Officer, has over 30 years of experience leading as a senior architect of innovative technology platforms that require precise, secure integrations. Geoff managed the development of technology solutions in the fintech, banking, and insurance industries. He possesses a unique combination of software architecture and design experience with a deep understanding of technology adoption, with platforms that have exceeded $1 billion in annual activity across 125ᐩ locations. His experience with security infrastructure and agile methodologies ensures technical foundations are scalable in every project he leads.

 

About Mind Cure Health Inc.

 

Mind Cure exists as a response to the current mental health crisis and urgent calls for effective treatments. Mind Cure believes in the need to reinvent the mental health care model for patients and practitioners to allow psychedelics to advance into common and accepted care.

 

Mind Cure is focused on identifying and developing pathways and products that ease suffering, increase productivity, and enhance mental health. Mind Cure is interested in exploring diverse therapeutic areas beyond psychiatry, including digital therapeutics, neuro-supports, and psychedelics, all to improve mental health.

 

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Kelsey Ramsden, President & CEO

Phone: 1-888-593-8995

 

Forward-Looking Information

 

Certain statements in this news release may constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws (also known as forward-looking statements). Forward looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and may cause actual results, performance or achievements or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements or industry results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information generally can be identified by the use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “feel”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “predict”, “project”, “subject to”, “will”, “would”, and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions. Some of the specific forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to: iSTRYMS’ close to real time data regarding patient care, procedures and protocols, and other resources to therapists, clinicians, and patients of mental health concerns; iSTRYMS’ ability to optimize clinical research; iSTRYMS’ ability to connect a large database of existing protocols to all psychedelic clinicians, enhancing the scientific efficacy for the entire psychedelic research community; iSTRYMS’ ability to disrupt the mental health industry by providing accessible and innovative technological resources that optimize the use of patient data to support diagnoses and treatments; iSTRYMS’ app’s ability to record uncategorized data; and iSTRYMS’ AI’s ability to collate patient-data.

 

Forward-looking information is based on a number of key expectations and assumptions made by Mind Cure, including, without limitation: the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the Canadian economy and Mind Cure’s business, and the extent and duration of such impact; no change to laws or regulations that negatively affect Mind Cure’s business; there will be a demand for Mind Cure’s products in the future; no unanticipated expenses or costs arise; Mind Cure will be able to continue to identify products that make them ideal candidates for providing solutions for treating mental health; that the functional mushroom industry will continue to grow; that Mind Cure’s proprietary technology, iSTRYM, and its database function will be able to effectively optimize protocols and enhance scientific efficacy via patient-led feedback and will continue to grow; and Mind Cure will be able to operate its business as planned. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what Mind Cure believes to be reasonable assumptions, it cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such information.

 

Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of presenting information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future and readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking information involves significant risks and uncertainties and should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results as actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking information. Those risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to: the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian economy, Mind Cure’s industry and Mind Cure’s business, which may negatively impact, and may continue to negatively impact, Mind Cure and may materially adversely affect Mind Cure’s investments, results of operations, financial condition, and Mind Cure’s ability to obtain additional equity or debt financing, and satisfy its financial obligations; general economic conditions; future growth potential; competition for mental health and wellness investments; Mind Cure’s proprietary technology, iSTRYM, and its database function may not help to optimize protocols and enhance scientific research and may not be able to grow; and changes in legislation or regulations. Management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information contained herein are based upon reasonable assumptions and information currently available; however, management can give no assurance that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information. Additional information on the risk factors that could affect Mind Cure can be found under “Risk Factors” in Mind Cure’s final prospectus which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

 

The forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Forward-looking information reflects management’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Mind Cure. The forward-looking information is stated as of the date of this news release and Mind Cure assumes no obligation to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable law.

 

The CSE has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release and the CSE does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

Connect: Investor Relations: investors@mindcure.com; 1-888-593-8995

 

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Mind Cure Announces its Research Program with Psychedelic Compounds

The company is focused on investigating Psilocybin, Ketamine and Ibogaine compounds to be used in the treatment of physical and psychological pain and related mental health illnesses

 

Vancouver, BC – December 8, 2020 – Mind Cure Health Inc. (CSE: MCUR) (OTCQB: MCURF) (FRA: 6MH) (DTC: MCURF) (“Mind Cure” or the “Company”) is pleased today to announce its translational research program, with an initial focus on psilocybin, ketamine and ibogaine.

 

These three psychedelic compounds have demonstrated safety profiles with proven efficacy but have not been optimized for medical use.  This research program will enable Mind Cure to investigate these compounds for use in pharmaceuticals that treat physical and psychological pain and related mental health illnesses.

 

Translational research is multidisciplinary in nature and involves applying laboratory research and preclinical studies to develop clinical trials and studies in humans, with the long-term aim of moving scientific discoveries quicker and more effectively.

 

With this announcement, Mind Cure begins executing on its groundbreaking approach to expedite research and development programs in psychedelic compounds and methodologies. Mind Cure is focused on delivering validation of commercially viable medicines, methods and tools to address the numerous priorities in treating mental health and building upon the current landscape of research in psychedelic compounds, which have largely been studied for psychiatric medicine to date.

 

Mind Cure’s research into pain will holistically account for the mixed effects of physical pain, psychological pain and the referred and lasting effects on quality of life and clinical outcomes in patients. “Pain transcends all health conditions and, in many ways, contributes significantly to secondary complications, some of which continue throughout a person’s lifetime,” stated Dr. Ryan Hartwell. “Despite social stigmas, many classical psychedelics have safely demonstrated profound therapeutic effectiveness with alleviating all forms of pain associated with neurological trauma and chronic diseases. We begin our research with tremendous promise for new medicines that share structural similarities with improved receptor targeting, dosing, and therapeutic profiles.”

 

Currently, a variety of drugs are used to manage pain, resulting from inflammation in response to tissue damage, chemical agents/pathogens (nociceptive pain) or nerve damage (neuropathic pain). Most of these drugs act by binding to protein targets on cell membranes and affecting biochemical processes of the body.  The need for better drugs to treat all types of pain is only increasing. One specific area of pain treatment Mind Cure is pursuing is headaches. The global migraine drug market is expected to reach USD 3.51 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 13.3% from the 2018 data.

 

Psychoactive properties of ibogaine have been known for decades, and more recently, experimental data from animals and anecdotal reports in humans has shown ibogaine to possess anti-addictive effects. “Ibogaine has tremendous potential,” said Hamilton Morris, who serves on Mind Cure’s scientific advisory board. “It has an incredibly complex pharmacology and that’s just what is currently known, there is still a great deal of research to be done with ibogaine and as well as related alkaloids and synthetic derivatives.”

 

With respect to ketamine, it has become one of the most promising and exciting neuroprotective agents and therapeutic medicines following neurological and cerebral trauma, and psychiatric conditions such as depression and PTSD.  Both ketamine and ibogaine are listed in Canada on the Prescription Drug List and can be administered with a prescription. Recently, psilocybin cubensis has received exemption for medical use.

 

“We have built a world-class team of scientific minds, and one with a remarkable multi-disciplinary approach to treating mental health,” stated Mind Cure President and CEO Kelsey Ramsden. “Under the leadership of Dr. Hartwell, research using these first three psychedelic compounds is just the beginning. Our focus is on bringing treatment to market with speed and rigor, as such these compounds make the utmost strategic and tactical sense due to their proven efficacy and alignment with the areas of mental health that we are focused on.”

 

About Mind Cure Health Inc.

 

Mind Cure exists as a response to the current mental health crisis and urgent calls for effective treatments. Mind Cure believes in the need to reinvent the mental health care model for patients and practitioners to allow psychedelics to advance into common and accepted care.

 

Mind Cure is focused on identifying and developing pathways and products that ease suffering, increase productivity, and enhance mental health. Mind Cure is interested in exploring diverse therapeutic areas beyond psychiatry, including digital therapeutics, neuro-supports, and psychedelics, all to improve mental health.

 

On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Philip Tapley, Chairman
Phone: 1-888-593-8995

 

Forward-Looking Information

 

Certain statements in this news release may constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws (also known as forward-looking statements). Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and may cause actual results, performance or achievements or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements or industry results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information generally can be identified by the use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “feel”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “predict”, “project”, “subject to”, “will”, “would”, and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions. Some of the specific forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to: Mind Cure’s translational research program; Mind Cure’s work with psilocybin, ketamine and ibogaine; Mind Cure developing and optimizing drugs that treat pain; Mind Cure delivering validation of commercially viable medicines, methods and tools; Mind Cure building upon the current landscape of research in psychedelic compounds; Mind Cure’s research into pain; Mind Cure bringing treatment to market with speed and rigor.

 

Forward-looking information is based on a number of key expectations and assumptions made by Mind Cure, including, without limitation: the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the Canadian and global economy and Mind Cure’s business, and the extent and duration of such impact; Mind Cure being able to research and develop optimized drugs that treat pain; Mind Cure being able to deliver validation of commercially viable medicines, methods and tools; Mind Cure being able to bring treatments to market. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what Mind Cure believes to be reasonable assumptions, it cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such information.

 

Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of presenting information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future and readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking information involves significant risks and uncertainties and should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results as actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking information. Those risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to: the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian and global economy, Mind Cure’s industry and its business, which may negatively impact, and may continue to negatively impact, Mind Cure and may materially adversely affect its investments, results of operations, financial condition and Mind Cure’s ability to obtain additional equity or debt financing, and satisfy its financial obligations; general economic conditions; future growth potential; competition for mental health and wellness investments; Mind Cure developing optimized drugs that treat physical and psychological pain. and changes in legislation or regulations.

 

Management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information contained herein are based upon reasonable assumptions and information currently available; however, management can give no assurance that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information. Additional information on the risk factors that could affect Mind Cure can be found under “Risk Factors” in Mind Cure’s final prospectus which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

 

The forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Forward-looking information reflects management’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Mind Cure. The forward-looking information is stated as of the date of this news release and Mind Cure assumes no obligation to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable law.

 

United States Advisory

 

The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), may be offered and sold outside the United States to eligible investors pursuant to Regulation S promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act, and may not be offered, sold, or resold in the United States or to, or for the account of or benefit of, a U.S. Person (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the United States Securities Act) unless the securities are registered under the U.S. Securities Act, or an exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act is available. Hedging transactions involving the securities must not be conducted unless in accordance with the U.S. Securities Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in the state in the United States in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

 

The CSE has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release and the CSE does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

SOURCE Mind Cure Health Inc.

For further information: Investor Relations: investors@mindcure.com; 1-888-593-8995

Mind Cure Announces Eligibility for DTC Trading

Mind Cure’s common shares now able to meet US demand with more simplicity

 

Vancouver, BC – Decemeber 2, 2020 – Mind Cure Health Inc. (CSE: MCUR) (OTCQB: MCURF) (FRA: 6MH) (“Mind Cure” or the “Company”) is pleased today to announce that its common shares are now eligible for electronic clearing and settlement through the Depository Trust Company (DTC) in the United States. Mind Cure common shares will be listed on the DTC under the symbol MCURF.

 

Mind Cure CEO and President Kelsey Ramsden stated, “We have seen overwhelming support from investors in Canada over the past few months, and with today’s news we are able to increase access to Mind Cure for US investors as well. We are moving aggressively to initiate our digital therapeutics and research with psychedelics and psychoactive substances.”

 

Mind Cure’s common shares will continue to trade under the following ticker symbols on other markets: (CSE: MCUR) (OTCQB: MCURF) (FRA: 6MH). DTC is a subsidiary of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., a U.S. company that manages the electronic clearing and settlement of publicly traded companies.

 

About Mind Cure Health Inc.

 

Mind Cure exists as a response to the current mental health crisis and urgent calls for effective treatments. Mind Cure believes in the need to reinvent the mental health care model for patients and practitioners to allow psychedelics to advance into common and accepted care.

 

Mind Cure is focused on identifying and developing pathways and products that ease suffering, increase productivity, and enhance mental health. Mind Cure is interested in exploring diverse therapeutic areas beyond psychiatry, including digital therapeutics, neuro-supports, and psychedelics, all to improve mental health.

 

On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Philip Tapley, Chairman
Phone: 1-888-593-8995

 

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Certain statements in this news release may constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws (also known as forward-looking statements). Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and may cause actual results, performance or achievements or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements or industry results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information generally can be identified by the use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “feel”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “predict”, “project”, “subject to”, “will”, “would”, and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions. Some of the specific forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to: Mind Cure receiving DTC eligibility; Mind Cure moving fast to achieve its strategic goals; Mind Cure receiving more investor support and increasing access to US investors; Mind Cure moving aggressively to initiate its digital therapeutics and research with psychedelics and psychoactive substances.

 

Forward-looking information is based on a number of key expectations and assumptions made by Mind Cure, including, without limitation: the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the Canadian and global economy and Mind Cure’s business, and the extent and duration of such impact; Mind Cure receiving DTC eligibility; no change to laws or regulations that negatively affect Mind Cure’s business; there will be a demand for Mind Cure’s services and products in the future; all necessary approvals will be received and all conditions will be satisfied or waived; and Mind Cure will be able to operate its business as planned. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what Mind Cure believes to be reasonable assumptions, it cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such information.

 

Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of presenting information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future and readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking information involves significant risks and uncertainties and should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results as actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking information. Those risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to: the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian and global economy, Mind Cure’s industry and its business, which may negatively impact, and may continue to negatively impact, Mind Cure and may materially adversely affect its investments, results of operations, financial condition and Mind Cure’s ability to obtain additional equity or debt financing, and satisfy its financial obligations; Mind Cure receiving DTC eligibility; the ability for Mind Cure to continue to list its shares on the CSE or another exchange; circumstances may change resulting in the use of proceeds set out in this news release; general economic conditions; future growth potential; common share prices; liquidity; tax risk; tax laws currently in effect remaining unchanged; ability to access capital markets; competition for mental health and wellness investments; environmental matters; and changes in legislation or regulations.

 

Management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information contained herein are based upon reasonable assumptions and information currently available; however, management can give no assurance that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information. Additional information on the risk factors that could affect Mind Cure can be found under “Risk Factors” in Mind Cure’s final prospectus which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

 

The forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Forward-looking information reflects management’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Mind Cure. The forward-looking information is stated as of the date of this news release and Mind Cure assumes no obligation to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable law.

 

United States Advisory

 

The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), may be offered and sold outside the United States to eligible investors pursuant to Regulation S promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act, and may not be offered, sold, or resold in the United States or to, or for the account of or benefit of, a U.S. Person (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the United States Securities Act) unless the securities are registered under the U.S. Securities Act, or an exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act is available. Hedging transactions involving the securities must not be conducted unless in accordance with the U.S. Securities Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in the state in the United States in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

 

The CSE has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release and the CSE does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

SOURCE Mind Cure Health Inc.

About Mind Cure Health


MINDCURE is a mental health and wellness company with a mission to identify and develop products that ease suffering, increase productivity, and enhance mental health.

MINDCURE’s unique approach to product development and investigation involves the elegance of our Five Spheres™ framework. We intend to find and deliver multipliers of value to shareholders that diversify our commercial outputs.

 

MINDCURE is focused on finding new ways to treat the profound distress of a world suffering from a mental health crisis. This is a tremendous opportunity to bring a new category of psychoactive and psychedelic treatments to market.

 

MINDCURE’s founding team and advisors have deep industry-specific experience in biotech, life sciences, new product discovery, research, technology, and entrepreneurship.

 

The company is uniquely situated in Canada, benefiting from a sophisticated investment community, world-class scientific professionals, and government leadership in research. Health Canada demonstrates that a science-first approach will pave the pathway for innovative research.

 

MINDCURE’s Five Spheres™

 

Clinical Research Product Discovery Nootropic Formulations Clinical Research Technology Formulations & Supply

 

MINDCURE’s mission is to identify, develop, and commercialize products that enhance mental health and wellness, ease suffering, and increase productivity.

 

MINDCURE was formed as a response to a world suffering and in urgent need of effective treatments in the midst of a mental health crisis.

 

MINDCURE is exploring related and diverse therapeutic areas beyond psychiatry, which include therapeutics for neuropathic pain, neurodegenerative disease, and mental health.

 

MINDCURE’s purpose is to transform the pathways and products of tomorrow. This necessitates a unique approach to product development investigations. The elegance of MINDCURE’s Five Spheres™ framework is intended to find and deliver multipliers of value to shareholders that diversify commercial outputs.

 

Taken together, MINDCURE’s Five Spheres™, including researchdiscoveryclinical programstechnology, and GMP scale-up, will guide us in the adoption of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, regenerative medicine, and neuroscience. Beyond the physical and mental benefits, MINDCURE is determined to transform the ideas of today into the products of tomorrow that unify the mind and body in a world suffering from a mental health crisis.

 

 

Clinical Research Technology

 

Clinical Research Technology

Monitoring Psychoactive Therapy

 

MINDCURE is pursuing technology and products that are complimentary or related to its mission to identify, develop, and commercialize products that enhance mental health and wellness, ease suffering, and increase productivity.

MINDCURE is investigating technology that focuses on the connection between clinical patient‐trials that monitor, collect, or use patient information in order to assist in diagnosis and treatments.

 

Currently, most patients being treated for mental health concerns do not receive any meaningful data before and after therapy sessions. MINDCURE is investigating technology that could enable the collection of data between sessions. This would equip clinicians with additional patient feedback and data-driven insights into the efficacy of treatments therapy.

 

Nootropic Formulations

 

Nootropic Formulations

Manufacturing and Supplying Adaptogens

 

MINDCURE seeks to commercialize the therapeutic potential of nootropics, psychoactive products, and psychedelic substances that promote productivity and enhance mental health.

 

The first line of products that MINDCURE intends to launch are three types of organic mushroom nootropics. These products will be distributed under the following product names: MINDCURE Lion’s Mane Focus, MINDCURE Reishi Energy, and MINDCURE Turkey Tail Immunity. Each of these products will be available in powdered and capsule form.

 

Clinical Research

 

Clinical Research
Deliverying Psychoactive Therapies

 

MINDCURE is evaluating potential research programs, protocols, and supportive infrastructure to drive clinical research.

 

MINDCURE is investing in proprietary research programs, protocols, and support infrastructure for conducting clinical research. MINDCURE will examine the potential of mental health clinical trial protocols that may include psychoactive and psychedelic based substances, and investigate the ability to conduct clinical trials with Health Canada.

 

Product Discovery

 

Product Discovery
Investigating Custom Synthesis of Product Candidates and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) or “Research Chemicals”

 

MINDCURE is evaluating the legal and commercial viability of psychedelic compounds, such as psilocybin, as part of its future product candidates.

 

MINDCURE’s product discovery sphere will investigate the potential of new discoveries and explore the therapeutic pathology and regenerative benefits of novel and traditional psychoactive chemical compounds in clinical studies. This investigation may include new and improved psychedelic-inspired product candidates ranging from proprietary new-psychedelic compounds to non‐psychedelics with medicinal properties.

 

Formulations & Supply

 

Formulations & SupplyeGMP, API Manufacturing, and Supply

 

MINDCURE is interested in the potential of mental health clinical trial protocols that may include psychoactive and psychedelic-based substances.

 

MINDCURE will investigate the ability to conduct clinical trials under the supervision and guidance of Health Canada.

 

The process will comply with regulatory certifications and licensing within Canadian federal regulatory agencies (including Health Canada) and the US Federal regulatory agencies (including the FDA).

 

The importation of traditional and novel psychoactive substances into North America could be used to service clinical research programs and satisfy underserviced access to psychoactive pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for research.

 

Source: http://www.mindcure.com/

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