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Atai Raises $157M, Silo Wellness Goes Public, Mydecine Completes Export Of ‘Magic Mushrooms’

Atai Inks Largest Fundraise In Sector Historical past With $157M Collection D

Psychedelics and psychological well being firm Atai Life Sciences has raised 7 million in enterprise capital.

The Collection D funding spherical is being touted because the psychedelics sector’s largest so far.

Christian Angermayer, who based Atai in 2018, led the trouble with Thiel Capital, the enterprise capital agency of tech billionaire Peter Thiel.

Apeiron Funding Group and Woodline Companions LP additionally participated.

Atai’s portfolio firms are researching 13 totally different psychedelic and non-psychedelic compounds for the remedy of a variety of psychological well being problems. Atai is an early investor and holds a big stake in Compass Pathways (NASDAQ: CMPS).

Final November, Atai closed a Collection C financing spherical for five million. A spokesperson informed Benzinga that the corporate is predicted to record on NASDAQ throughout 2021, however actual dates are nonetheless to be confirmed.

Credit score Suisse and Citigroup are advising the IPO course of, and the corporate’s IPO valuation may attain $2 Billion, Bloomberg reported.

Mydecine Exports Psilocybin Mushrooms From Jamaica To Canada

Mydecine (PINK: MYCOF) introduced the profitable export of 20 kilograms of dried psilocybin mushrooms from a cultivation facility in Jamaica to a facility in Canada.

In line with the Denver-based firm, this represents the first-ever authorized worldwide export of psilocybin mushrooms.

Mydecine was capable of obtain the cargo by the train of a Well being Canada Schedule 1 Seller’s License held by its Canadian facility, which allows the “import/export, analysis and growth, cultivation, product growth, and business sale of lively psychedelic medicinal compounds.”

“We at the moment are capable of entry a top quality supply of much-needed product for each our personal analysis functions, in addition to present CGMP naturally-derived psilocybin to promote and switch to different licensed analysis amenities across the globe,” Mydecine CEO and Chairman Joshua Bartch mentioned in a ready assertion.

Silo Wellness Goes Public

Silo Wellness, an Oregon-based psychedelics firm, introduced the closing of its reverse take-over with FlyOverture Fairness Inc., ensuing within the itemizing of its inventory on the Canadian Inventory Alternate beneath the image ‘SILO,’ beginning Friday.

The corporate not too long ago closed a spherical of $5 million in financing, which will probably be used to assist enterprise operations and entice expertise throughout the business.

CEO Douglas Gordon informed Benzinga that the corporate was based on the precept of constructing medicinal psychedelics out there to as broad an viewers as attainable via the authorized means out there right now.

“There are a variety of people struggling on the market. And now we have entry to this glorious plant drugs that may make a fabric distinction of their lives. And so the commercialization of our enterprise is at the beginning to have the ability to facilitate getting that drugs to as many individuals as can get it. And that is what going public has accomplished for us, it has given us entry to the capital that we are able to make the most of to additional that mission,” mentioned Gordon.

Silo is getting ready to increase its ongoing psychedelic retreat operations in Oregon and Jamaica, in addition to scale-up R&D round psilocybin and the market attain of its practical mushroom line.

CEO Douglas Gordon expanded on the corporate’s marketing strategy in a latest interview with Benzinga.

Thoughts Remedy Dives Into Ibogaine

This week, Thoughts Remedy Well being (OTCQB: MCURF) introduced it has begun manufacturing pharmaceutical grade ibogaine for use in preclinical and scientific analysis.

The corporate acknowledged the necessity to produce lab-made ibogaine attributable to elevating considerations across the threat of extinction of ibogaine’s pure supply, the iboga shrub.

“Ibogaine is amongst a couple of psychoactive alkaloids discovered within the iboga plant. Ibogaine provides unbelievable therapeutic potential, particularly within the context of neuroregeneration,” mentioned Dr. Ryan Hartwell, Thoughts Remedy’s Chief Science Officer.

The corporate additionally acknowledged that it has recognized new alternatives of utilizing ibogaine to deal with neuropathic ache and mind trauma, utilizing its bioinformatics platform, PsyCollage.

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