TORONTO, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PharmaTher Holdings Ltd. (the “Company” or “PharmaTher”) (CSE: PHRM) (OTCQB: PHRRF), a psychedelics biotech company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Matthew Macaluso, D.O. as a scientific and clinical advisor for PharmaTher’s clinical research programs involving ketamine as a potential treatment for major depressive disorders and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS” or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”).
Matthew Macaluso, D.O. is an academic psychiatrist with over ten years of extensive clinical trial research experience involving novel drugs to treat those patients with refractory and often severe forms of depression that are not responsive to currently marketed drugs. He is the Bee McWane Reid Professor for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology in the School of Medicine at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (“UAB”). Professor Macaluso is also the Clinical Director of the UAB Depression and Suicide Center. He has been principal investigator on over 60 trials of novel investigational medications with a focus on treatment resistant major depression, including studies involving ketamine and esketamine.
Fabio Chianelli, CEO of PharmaTher commented: “We are excited to have Matt join us as a scientific and clinical advisor. Matt has extensive experience in conducting clinical studies involving depression, including being a principal investigator of clinical studies involving esketamine which led to an FDA approval. He is also a co-inventor for the novel use of ketamine as a potential treatment for ALS. We look forward to his contributions in guiding us in our clinical development initiatives with ketamine in various neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases that we are pursuing.”
Professor Macaluso commented: “It is well known in the literature and clinical practice that ketamine has tremendous potential in various CNS and neurological disorders. I am intrigued by PharmaTher’s passion in pursuing ketamine in clinical trials that could offer hope to those who require a safe and effective treatment option that will ultimately improve their quality of life. I look forward to guiding PharmaTher’s clinical strategy and advancing their clinical programs with the intent to obtain regulatory approvals.”
About PharmaTher Holdings Ltd.
PharmaTher Holdings Ltd. (CSE: PHRM) (OTCQB: PHRRF) is a psychedelics biotech company focused on the research, development and commercialization of ketamine and novel microneedle patches for the delivery of psychedelics to treat mental illness, neurological and pain disorders.
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