BetterLife Scales up Manufacturing of AP-003 (Interferon Alpha 2b) to Prepare for Clinical Trials

VANCOUVER, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BetterLife Pharma Inc. (“BetterLife” or the “Company”) (CSE: BETR / OTCQB: BETRF / FRA: NPAT) an emerging biotech company, today announced it has entered into an agreement with List Biological Laboratories, Inc. (“List Labs”) for the manufacture of its proprietary interferon alpha 2b for the treatment of COVID-19.

“Following our recent merger, we are proud to be continuing the development of Altum Pharmaceutical’s proprietary interferon alpha 2b inhalation for treatment of COVID-19. We look forward to working with List Labs to bring this treatment to patients as quickly as possible as we prepare for our imminent trials in Australia” said BetterLife’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ahmad Doroudian.

Under the terms of the agreement, List Labs will provide manufacturing services from its state-of-the-art biological development and cGMP manufacturing facility in Campbell, California.

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List Labs Fields Upgraded Management Team

Executive Team Evolves to Maximize Strengths

CAMPBELL, Calif., Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Effective June 1, 2020, List Biological Laboratories, Inc. has reorganized their management team to better apply the wide-ranging skills of their executives.

Dr. Karen Crawford moves from President to Board Chair. This will free her from day-to-day operations while still keeping her involved in the company’s strategic direction and providing her considerable technical expertise to List Labs’ work. Dr. Crawford joined List Labs in 1989 and served as President from 1999 to 2020. She led List Labs to build and commission a cGMP parenteral toxin drug manufacturing facility where she supervised production and upstream processing of a clostridial toxin. In addition, she directed the development of numerous toxin products including toxins produced by various types of Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium difficile, Bacillus anthracis, Corynebacterium diphtheriae and the CRM mutant.

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List Labs Announces New Anthrax Lethal Factor Detection Method

CAMPBELL, Calif.Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Since the intentional release of anthrax spores leading to lethal inhalational anthrax in 2001, the need for rapid and sensitive detection of infection has been critical. Unfortunately, early symptoms of infection are similar to those of common illnesses. While the symptoms are not remarkable, the Bacillus anthracis bacteria enter the patient’s bloodstream and rapidly multiply. This expanding population of bacteria produces deadly proteins that will eventually overcome the patient. Classical techniques to detect and identify bacteria in blood take too long. We have devised a rapid method for detecting one of the proteins produced in the infection. This protein, anthrax lethal factor, is produced early in infection in a quantity sufficient for detection making it possible to rapidly determine that a patient is infected and to initiate therapy. A quick diagnosis is essential for the successful treatment of the disease.

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