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Silo Pharma Exercises Option for Exclusive License Agreement for First-in-Class PTSD and Stress-Induced Anxiety Therapeutic

SARASOTA, FL, March 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Silo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: SILO) (“Silo” or the “Company”), a developmental stage biopharmaceutical…



SARASOTA, FL, March 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Silo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: SILO) (“Silo” or the “Company”), a developmental stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel formulations and drug delivery systems for traditional therapeutics and psychedelic treatments, today announced that it has exercised its option to license SPC-15, a prophylactic treatment for stress-induced affective disorders including anxiety and PTSD, from Columbia University, pursuant to a sponsored research and option agreement established in 2021. Under the terms of the license agreement currently in process, Silo will be granted an exclusive license to further develop, manufacture, and commercialize SPC-15 worldwide. The Company expects to finalize and enter into the exclusive license agreement in the first half of 2024.

“Through our research collaboration with Columbia University and our CRO studies, we have successfully taken SPC-15 through pre-clinical development to prepare for the submission of our FDA pre-investigational New Drug Application (IND) by the end of the second quarter 2024,” said Eric Weisblum, CEO of Silo. “In each study, we have observed consistently strong data which we believe warrants the exercise of our option for exclusive worldwide licensing rights for this novel drug candidate.”

Only two drugs are currently approved for treating PTSD, both of which target only the depressive effects of the condition. In contrast, SPC-15’s differentiated method of action is designed to increase stress resilience in high-risk populations. Silo has identified clinical development of lead asset SPC-15 as the Company’s top strategic priority in 2024.

About SPC-15

SPC-15 is a novel serotonin 4 (5-HT4) receptor agonist that utilizes biomarkers for the treatment of PTSD, anxiety, and other stress-induced affective disorders. SPC-15 is being developed as an intranasal medication. If clinically successful, SPC-15 could qualify for the FDA’s streamlined 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway for drug approval. Silo Pharma is conducting preclinical studies of SPC-15 in collaboration with Columbia University under a sponsored research agreement and option.

Silo Pharma 

Silo Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: SILO) is a developmental stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics that address underserved conditions including stress-induced psychiatric disorders, chronic pain conditions, and central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Silo focuses on developing traditional therapies and psychedelic treatments in novel formulations and drug delivery systems. The Company’s lead program, SPC-15, is an intranasal treatment targeting PTSD and stress-induced anxiety disorders. SP-26 is a time-release ketamine-loaded implant for fibromyalgia and chronic pain relief. Silo’s two preclinical programs are SPC-14, an intranasal compound for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and SPU-16, a CNS-homing peptide targeting multiple sclerosis (MS). Silo’s research and development programs are conducted through collaborations with Columbia University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. For more information, visit and connect on social media at LinkedIn, X, and Facebook.

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