Biosynthetic Cocaine? PharmaDrug Files Patent For Novel Manufacturing Method

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PharmaDrug’s (CSE: PHRX) subsidiary SecureDose has finally revealed its first biosynthetic formulation: pharmaceutical grade cocaine.

SecureDose is reportedly initiating work on a novel manufacturing method for the commercial-scale production of cocaine, which will be produced to support safe supply programs.

“We have seen the proliferation of safe supply programs in both Canada and around the world. While opioid addiction is a serious problem, there exists a supply chain that provides both natural and synthetic opioid products for those programs,” commented Robert Steen, CEO of PharmaDrug.

“Cocaine, however, is the illegal drug that causes the most cost and harm to society barring opioids according to the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction, causing $4.2 Billion1 in harm in Canada annually – but there is no supply chain to alleviate these harms.”

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A patent has been filed for a method of development that uses biosynthetic chemistry that the company believes will allow for the use of GMP manufacturing in the production of pharmaceutical grade cocaine. The intent is that the resulting product will be a reliable, regulated, clinically manufactured product that is suitable for use in safe supply programs.

A lab has already been identified by the company that will be used for the development of the novel process. An accelerated development timeframe is being pursued by the lab, with the manufacturing process to target the cost effective and efficient production of cocaine.

PharmaDrug last traded at $0.06 on the CSE.

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