HaluGen Life Sciences’ test evaluates an individual’s overall sensitivity and risk profile associated with psychedelic-assisted therapy
Vancouver, British Columbia- June 10, 2021 – Entheon Biomedical Corp. (CSE: ENBI) (OTCQB: ENTBF) (FSE: 1XU1) (“Entheon” or the “Company”), a biotechnology company focused on developing psychedelic medicines to treat addiction, announced its Psychedelics Genetic Test Kit, developed by its wholly-owned subsidiary, HaluGen Life Sciences Inc. (“HaluGen”), is now available for sale in the United States.
The Psychedelics Genetic Test Kit, a first of its kind, was designed and commercialized by HaluGen, and launched in Canada on April 5, 2021. The test kit analyzes a series of relevant DNA biomarkers along with pre-screening mental health surveys in order to provide insights into an individual’s risk and potential of adverse reactions with the use of hallucinogenic drugs.
The Psychedelics Genetic Test Kit provides users with personalized reports and actionable insights, delivered directly to one’s smartphone or desktop through the HaluGen website customer platform, providing a convenient and safe means to better understand one’s sensitivity to psychedelics and ketamine. The test also provides insights into the short and long-term potential of psychedelic-induced risks, such as psychosis.
For more information on pricing and ordering, please visit HaluGen’s website at www.HaluGen.com.
“The launch of this kit into the US market is a significant milestone for the Company, and one that is sure to drive awareness of HaluGen’s Test Kit and the overall potential of personalized tools for use in preparation of psychedelic treatment,” said Timothy Ko, Chief Executive Officer of Entheon. “As individuals look to optimize their own experiences and outcomes as they explore the potential for psychedelic therapy, the US marketplace offers a strong opportunity to expand awareness and to develop key partnerships with those servicing the psychedelic medicine space.”
HaluGen’s psychedelics pre-screening platform provides genetic, personal and familial insights to better inform one’s psychedelic assisted therapy experience. By obtaining DNA test results, and data from mental-health surveys, individuals are equipped with valuable insights to make more informed decisions around psychedelic assisted therapy, potential side effects and risk profile. The Company is currently pursuing various strategic partnerships with the goal of building distribution and brand awareness.
Genetics can play a key role in determining how an individual may respond to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. For example, the HTR2A gene mutation, carried by approximately 20% of the population, can impact how a person responds to serotonin, which is the primary mechanism of action for serotonergic psychedelics such as psilocybin, LSD and DMT. Another gene, CYP2B6, can influence the metabolism of ketamine for the 10-20% of people that carry a specific CYP2B6 gene variant.
Psychedelics Genetic Test Kit customers receive a swab kit that is shipped directly to their home and the unique kit identifier is registered on HaluGen’s secure online portal. After a non-invasive cheek swab sample is taken, the kit is returned for laboratory processing at HaluGen’s testing facility. A personalized genetic profile with five sensitivity and risk reports for psychedelics is provided to the customer through HaluGen’s mobile and desktop platform. In addition, customers are provided access to pre-screening mental health surveys and relevant peer-reviewed scientific studies.
About Entheon Biomedical Corp.
Entheon is a biotechnology research and development company committed to developing and commercializing a portfolio of safe and effective Dimethyltryptamine based psychedelic therapeutic products (“DMT Products“) for the purposes of treating addiction and substance use disorders. Subject to obtaining all requisite regulatory approvals and permits, Entheon intends to generate revenue through the sale of its DMT Products to physicians, clinics and licensed psychiatrists in the United States, certain countries in the European Union and throughout Canada.
About HaluGen Life Sciences Inc.
HaluGen has developed a DNA testing and personalized psychedelic pre-screening platform that provides genetic, personal and familial insights to better inform the psychedelic experience, with the goal of improving patient care and reducing side effects and risk. HaluGen’s genetic-based psychedelic pre-screening platform helps evaluate an individual’s overall sensitivity and risk profile when using hallucinogenic drugs. This platform is the first of its kind with test results within days. https://www.halugen.com
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Timothy Ko, CEO
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