NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — MindMed (NEO: MMED), (OTCQB: MMEDF), (DE: MMQ), a leading psychedelic medicine biotech company today announced the addition of Robert Barrow, an accomplished pharmaceutical executive, as Chief Development Officer. Mr. Barrow has over a decade of experience leading drug development programs aimed at identifying and testing novel treatments in a wide range of disease conditions under FDA and EMA.
In his most recent position, Mr. Barrow served as Director of Drug Development & Discovery at the Usona Institute, where he oversaw preclinical, clinical and regulatory development efforts for all of Usona’s development programs in psychedelics. At Usona, Mr. Barrow was responsible for launching the Phase 2 clinical program for psilocybin in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and for obtaining Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the program at FDA.
MindMed Co-CEO J.R. Rahn said, “Rob has been an integral advisor to MindMed on Project Lucy and in preparing our meetings with the FDA, and we are honored he is now joining us on the senior leadership team. We are excited to attract such top tier talent from the psychedelic drug development community. The entire MindMed team is looking forward to exploring potential additional programs evaluating psilocybin and other psychedelics backed by Rob’s recent experience and expertise gaining a breakthrough therapy designation at FDA for a psychedelic assisted therapy.”