Synthetic psychedelic successfully completes Phase I study 

5-Methoxy-N, N-Dimethyltryptamine

Beckley Psytech has completed its Phase I clinical study of BPL-003, a synthetic intranasal formulation of 5-Methoxy-N, N-Dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT). 

The drug is under development for Treatment Resistant Depression and Alcohol Use Disorder and was assessed in combination with psychological support in 44 psychedelic-naïve participants. 

Initial results show a dose-proportional pharmacokinetic (PK) profile and good tolerability with no serious adverse events reported.  

BPL-003 demonstrated rapid onset of effect within minutes and a short duration of experience, with all consciousness-altering effects resolving within 90 minutes. 

Cosmo Feilding Mellen, CEO of Beckley Psytech, commented: “We are particularly impressed with the fast onset and highly controllable delivery action of BPL-003, which we hope will improve accessibility for both physicians and patients.” 

Beckley Psytech is now preparing to initiate its MHRA-approved Phase IIa studies evaluating BPL-003 in Treatment Resistant Depression and Alcohol Use Disorder in Q4 2022. 

Dr Steve Wooding, CSO, added: “The safety and tolerability profile, as well as the reliable induction of psychedelic experiences thus far, lay strong clinical foundations for BPL-003’s next stage of development and we are excited to move forward with our Phase II studies in the coming weeks.” 



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