About us

Kydder Group and Michael Kydd Regulatory Advisory Services

We are a regulatory communication firm dedicated to providing innovative and research-driven communication solutions to highly regulated biotech and life sciences organizations. We specialize in building relationships with government, media, and industry-specific stakeholders.

Our mission-driven team includes leading regulatory specialists, public and investor relations experts, and compliance executives focused on building trust and managing complex issues through respectful dialogue and coordinated advocacy. We think very carefully about the stories we want to tell, long before we tell them, based
on a deep understanding of what shapes the perception of our audiences.

We work primarily with small-cap pre-launch biotech and life sciences start-ups and scalable mid-sized builders looking to tell their story.

Michael Kydd

Founder / Principal

Over the past two decades, Michael has brought his extensive regulatory communications experience to professional sports, gaming, politics, government, digital health technology, and the cannabis and psychedelic sectors.

Stemming from a deep and very personal journey after losing his parents to palliative illnesses at a young age, Michael has committed himself to working with organizations that provide better quality-of-life outcomes through innovative technologies and medicines, including psychedelic therapies. As a natural relationship-builder, a dedicated mental health advocate, and a 17-year cancer survivor, Michael brings a unique and holistic approach to his work in helping start-ups and small businesses make a bold statement.

Michael currently lives in Halifax where he enjoys watching his two children play minor sports and hiking Nova Scotia’s beautiful trails with his dog, Clem.

Michael Kydd


We have been working with Michael Kydd since the beginning of ATMA and increasingly lean on his expertise and understanding of the global psychedelic regulatory environment. His connections and abilities to bring together stakeholders in the industry at large has been so valuable to us.

David Harder

Co-Founder & CEO, ATMA Journey Centers