Las Vegas, NV, June 29, 2022 — McapMediaWire — Odyssey Health, Inc. (OTC Pink: ODYY), f/k/a Odyssey Group International, a company focused on developing unique, life-saving medical products, today announced positive safety findings from Cohort II of their Phase I clinical trial. Odyssey’s trial involves administering PRV-002, the Company’s novel drug to treat concussion, to healthy human subjects. Data from Cohort II indicates that the drug was safe and well-tolerated.
The trial is being conducted at Nucleus Network, a leading clinical research organization. Cohort II was unblinded and evaluated by the Safety Review Committee. Cohort II included six healthy human volunteers who received one dose of PRV-002 or placebo followed by evaluations for abnormal responses. No severe adverse events were noted, as PRV-002 was well-tolerated. Vital signs, EKG readings, sleep patterns and breathing function were all normal. Blood labs showed no alterations associated with the PRV-002 treatment. Pharmacokinetic analysis was done by comparing these results to the animal findings of max concentration (NOEL) prior to toxicity to determine the highest concentration (Cmax) of PRV-002 and the time course (AUC) of PRV-002 concentrations in the blood to ensure that elevating the dose would be safe.
“After reviewing the data from Cohort II, I have strong confidence that PRV-002 will continue to show safety for this Phase I clinical trial as an option for the treatment of concussion. No abnormalities were seen, and we have unanimously approved the next cohort where the treatment dose will be doubled.,” commented Dallas Hack, MD, member of the Safety Review Committee.
Michael Redmond, CEO of Odyssey Health, commented, “PRV-002 continues to be well-tolerated as we increase the intranasal dose levels. We look forward to completing Phase I Clinical Trials and moving into a Phase II/III to determine the efficacy of PRV-002 for concussed patients. I believe that intranasal brain-targeting will be the key to its success. We are currently in discussions with military training sites for our Phase II/III clinical trials.”
The Phase I clinical trial is ongoing and consists of 40 healthy subjects. The trial has a single ascending dose and a multi ascending dose component to it. Odyssey will report additional results as they become available. Odyssey is currently scheduling a meeting with the FDA to present the findings from this Phase I trial.
Concussions represent an ‘unmet’ medical need and affect millions worldwide. The global market for concussion treatment was valued at $6.9 billion in 2020 and is forecasted to reach $8.9 billion by 2027, according to Grandview Research. Common settings for concussion include contact sports, military training and operations, motor vehicle accidents, and elderly assisted-living facilities due to falls.
About Odyssey Health Inc. (formerly Odyssey Group International, Inc.)
Odyssey Health, Inc. (OTC Pink: ODYY) is a medical company with a focus in the area of life-saving medical solutions. Odyssey’s corporate mission is to create, acquire and develop distinct assets, intellectual property, and exceptional technologies that provide meaningful medical solutions. The Company is focused on areas that have an identified technological advantage, provide superior clinical utility, and have a substantial market opportunity.
PRV-002 is a fully synthetic non-naturally occurring neurosteroid being developed for the treatment of mTBI (concussion). In preclinical studies, PRV-002 has demonstrated equivalent, if not superior, neuroprotective effects compared to related neurosteroids. Animal models of concussion demonstrated that PRV-002 reduces the behavioral pathology associated with brain injury symptoms such as memory impairment, anxiety, and motor/sensory performance. Additionally, PRV-002 is lipophilic and can easily cross the blood-brain barrier to rapidly eliminate swelling, oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain while restoring proper blood flow.
About Nucleus Network
Nucleus Network is the only multi-site Phase 1 clinical trials provider located in Australia and the USA. Nucleus Network provides high-quality, first-in-human and early-phase trials for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies across the USA, Europe and Asia. Located within cutting-edge health precincts, their cost-effective, accelerated clinical development solutions are supported by advanced technology, clinical excellence, and research expertise.
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