Core One Labs Reaches Definitive Agreement to Acquire Akome Biotech
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Core One Labs Inc. (CSE: COOL), (OTC: CLABF), (Frankfurt: LD62, WKN: A2P8K3) (the “Company”), a
biotechnology research and development life sciences enterprise focused on advancing psychedelic medicines to market, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive share purchase
agreement (the “Definitive Agreement”), dated April 23, 2021, pursuant to which it will acquire all of the outstanding share capital of Akome Biotech Ltd.
(“Akome”). The acquisition of Akome further positions the Company at the forefront of development of psychedelic drugs for neurological diseases and mental disorders.
Akome’s CEO, Dr. Santiago Ferro has extensive experience in leading clinical research teams and has been involved in all aspects of a start-up companies and product life cycle: from product development to clinical and regulatory strategies, to sales and marketing opportunities with companies such as Sanofi Pasteur, Novartis and Glaxo Smith Klein. Dr. Fadia Saad is a co-founder of Akome and the inventor of its patents.
The focus at Akome is to develop safe and efficacious treatments for stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and Parkinson’s Disease. 1The Global Stroke Management Market accounted for $22.5 billion USD in 2016, and is estimated to reach $36.7 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 7.1%. 287% of strokes are ischemic strokes. An ischemic stroke happens when blood flow through the artery that supplies oxygen-rich blood to the brain becomes blocked. The current available treatment for acute ischemic strokes is the administration of the thrombolytic agent, tissue-plasminogen activator.
3Global Alzheimer’s Therapeutics Market is projected to reach USD 13.57 billion by 2027 from USD 7.42 billion in 2019 with a substantial CAGR of 9.2% through the forecast period. Currently there are no pharmacologic treatments available today to slow or stop the damage and destruction of neurons that cause Alzheimer’s. No drugs have been specifically approved by the FDA to treat behavioral and psychiatric symptoms that may develop in the moderate and severe stages of Alzheimer’s dementia.
4Depression affects more than 264 million individuals. It is an incapacitating disorder, responsible for the most of the 800,000 annual suicides. In 2008, WHO ranked major depression as the third cause of burden of disease worldwide and projected it will rank first by 2030.