…discovery… make… [psilocybin] mental health care cheaper
A team out of Vancouver… led by Dr. Robert Hancock… University of British Columbia (UBC) microbiologist and Canada Research Chair Holder in Health and Genomics, has created a… process they expect will bring that cost under $100 a gram by the end of 2022.
“It’s a game changer that allows for rapid, stable and cost-effective psilocybin production to bring the price down of the psychedelic compound that is showing enormous promise in treating addiction, depression and PTSD,” said Dr. Hancock, an Order of Canada recipient… uses specially constructed, optimised DNA sequences making bacteria into biological factories for psilocybin production via a fermentation process, allowing the substance to be created in a lab under controlled conditions.
Original Article (Global Newswire):
Vancouver discovery will make ‘magic mushroom’ mental health care cheaper
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