10 January 2023 | Tuesday | News
FSD Pharma Inc Incorporates New Subsidiary to Capitalize on Drug Development Incentives in Australia
FSD Pharma Inc Announces Three Key Additions to Scientific and Clinical Expert Committee
FSD Pharma Inc Announces It Is Investigating Other Products Addressing Acute Medical Needs Due to Substances of Abuse Such as Alcohol
FSD Pharma recently established an Australian subsidiary to facilitate its development of Lucid-Psych (Lucid-201) and potentially other assets. “We are excited about the incorporation of FSD Pharma Australia, where we have an excellent opportunity to advance our pipeline,” said Mr. Zeeshan Saeed, President of FSD Pharma. “Australia is a hotbed for clinical stage biotech companies, and our drug development programs will be able to take advantage of facilities offered by various government incentives in Australia,” added Mr. Saeed.
“Our immense progress in 2022 was possible due to the teamwork at Lucid’s headquarters in Toronto and the brilliant guidance from the leading authorities serving on our Scientific and Clinical Expert Committee. I am very pleased that Drs. Chataway, Dhanda and Lê have agreed to join our international panel to contribute to our current and new programs,” said Dr. Lakshmi Kotra, CEO of Lucid Psycheceuticals, a wholly owned subsidiary of FSD Pharma. “We continue to innovate, addressing some of the most challenging and acute needs in medicine today. Our current programs in Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, and mental health, and exploratory programs will benefit tremendously from the collective expertise of our accomplished advisors,” added Dr. Kotra.
Dr. Jeremy Chataway, a world-renowned neurologist and clinical trialist, is a Consultant Neurologist at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (U.K.), and Co-Programme Lead for Neurodegenerative Diseases at University College London. Dr. Chataway spent a significant amount of his career centered around clinical trials in neurology, particularly in randomized clinical trials and multiple sclerosis. In addition to his many accomplishments, Dr. Chataway served as the lead neurologist for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Dr. Chataway received his Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery from Oxford University, and Doctor of Philosophy from Cambridge University. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK).
Dr. Ashwin Dhanda is a consultant hepatologist at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UK) and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Plymouth. Dr. Dhanda is an expert in the study of acute and chronic liver disease and in liver transplantation. He is the Alcohol Lead within the Southwest Liver Unit at University Hospitals Plymouth and is the lead for the British Association for the Study of the Liver alcohol-related liver disease Special Interest Group. Dr. Dhanda received his Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery from the University of Edinburgh, and Doctor of Philosophy from University of Bristol. Dr. Dhanda is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK).
Dr. Anh Dzung Lê is a Senior Scientist and Head of Neurobiology of Alcohol Lab in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at CAMH (Toronto) and a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Toronto. He is investigating the neurochemical mechanisms underlying the effects of stress on relapses to alcohol. Dr. Lê is also investigating the biological bases for the co-abuse of alcohol and nicotine. Dr. Lê received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Toronto.