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Ahn-gook Pharm to apply for diabetes treatment clinical trials in Europe

By 황유미
  • Published : Aug 17, 2016 - 16:59
  • Updated : Aug 17, 2016 - 17:12
[THE INVESTOR] Ahn-gook Pharmaceutical announced on Aug. 17 that it has completed a nonclinical study on UAI-101, an 11B-HSD1 inhibitor, and will apply for phase 1 clinical trials to the European Medicines Agency by the end of this year.

This new drug candidate is a new type of therapy that will selectively inhibit 11B-HSD1, an enzyme that controls cortisol that regulates metabolism and thus can cause metabolic-related conditions including diabetes, obesity and dyslipidemia. 

Ahn-gook Pharmaceutical's R&D center in Seoul


Unlike existing treatments, however, it does not have side effects such as cardiovascular disease or weight gain, according to the company.

By Hwang You-mee (glamazon@heraldcorp.com)