Small Pharma announces upgrade to the OTCQB® and DTC eligibility
LONDON, Oct. 20, 2021 — Small Pharma Inc. (TSXV: DMT) (the “Company” or “Small Pharma”), a neuropharmaceutical company focused on psychedelic-assisted therapies, is pleased to announce its successful upgrade from the OTC Pink to the OTCQB® Venture Market (the “OTCQB”), a United States trading platform that is operated by the OTC Markets Group Inc. in New York. The common shares of the Company will continue to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) under the symbol “DMT”. The Company has also received Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) eligibility to support trading on the OTCQB. Small Pharma will commence trading on the OTCQB as of market open on Wednesday October 20, 2021, under the symbol “DMTTF”.
The OTCQB is recognized by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as an established public market providing public information for analysis and value of securities. As a verified market with efficient access for U.S. investors, OTCQB helps companies to potentially build their visibility, expand their liquidity, and diversify their shareholder base on an established U.S. public market. To be eligible, companies must be current in their financial reporting, pass a minimum bid price test, and undergo an annual company verification and management certification process.
Peter Rands, Chief Executive Officer of Small Pharma, said:
Trading on the OTCQB furthers our strategy to broaden access for investors to support Small Pharma and our vision of helping millions of patients suffering from mental health conditions with our DMT-assisted psychedelic therapies. With this enhanced access to the significant U.S. market, our recent successful $58 million financing and subsequent listing on the TSXV, we are well-placed to advance our portfolio, including completing the Phase I/IIa clinical trial for our lead product, SPL026, for the treatment of major depression. We look forward to trading on the OTCQB and providing updates as we advance our clinical objectives.”
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About Small Pharma
Small Pharma is a neuropharmaceutical company specialised in IP-led development of novel treatments for mental health conditions, with a focus on depression. Small Pharma initiated a clinical program into DMT-assisted therapy in February 2021. This program includes a Phase I/IIa trial on the Company’s lead candidate alongside development of a robust pipeline of proprietary preclinical assets.
DMT is a naturally occurring psychedelic tryptamine found in plants and in the brain of mammals. Scientific evidence suggests DMT offers the potential for rapid-acting and long-lasting antidepressant effects. DMT is differentiated by its short psychedelic experience (< 30mins), which allows for short treatment sessions and offers the potential for convenient supervised treatments within patient clinics. Small Pharma is advancing a pipeline of DMT-based therapies and is leading the world’s first DMT clinical trial for depression, in collaboration with Imperial College London.
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Small Pharma makes no medical, treatment or health benefit claims about its proposed products. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (“MHRA”) or other similar regulatory authorities have not evaluated claims regarding DMT-assisted therapies and other next generation psychoactive compounds. The efficacy of such therapies have not been confirmed by MHRA-approved research. There is no assurance that such DMT-assisted therapies and other psychoactive compounds can diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Vigorous scientific research and clinical trials are needed. Any references to quality, consistency, efficacy and safety of potential therapies do not imply that Small Pharma verified such in clinical trials or that Small Pharma will complete such trials. If Small Pharma cannot obtain the approvals or research necessary to commercialize its business, it may have a material adverse effect on Small Pharma’s performance and operations.
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