MONTREAL (CANADA) – September 7th, 2021 – Inversago Pharma Inc. (“the Company” or “Inversago”), the peripheral CB1 blockade company, today announced that following the receipt of a No Objection Letter (NOL) from Health Canada on July 29, 2021, it has dosed the first volunteers with INV-202 in its first-in-human phase 1 clinical trial, which will evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of this compound.
As a next generation peripheral CB1 inverse agonist / antagonist, INV-202 has the potential to treat various metabolic conditions such as Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), type 1 diabetes (T1D), diabetic nephropathy and chronic kidney diseases, among others.
“Having demonstrated pharmacological characteristics that exceeded our expectations during IND-enabling preclinical studies, we’re excited to launch a second peripherally-acting CB1 blocker into the clinic with INV-202”, said Dr. Glenn Crater, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Inversago Pharma.
“With two unique, next generation CB1 blockers having entered the clinic in less than a year, we are rapidly bolstering our knowledge of this new class of drugs, which we believe may provide new treatment options for patients affected by a range of metabolic conditions”, said François Ravenelle, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Inversago.
INV-202 is a small molecule CB1 inverse agonist / antagonist being developed by Inversago for the potential treatment of several metabolic conditions. It is specifically designed to preferentially interact with peripheral CB1 receptors located in the gastro-intestinal tract, liver, pancreas, adipose tissues, muscles, lungs and other organs, thus aiming at a safe and effective therapeutic approach without the known liabilities of centrally-acting CB1 blockers. The peripheral CB1 blockade is a well-documented pathway, linked to many clinically meaningful metabolic benefits.
About Inversago Pharma
Headquartered in Montreal, Inversago Pharma is a clinical-stage, biotech company specialized in the development of new therapies focusing on CB1 blockade, based on first-in-class, peripherally-acting, CB1 inverse agonists. The Company aims to provide new treatment options that improve the lives of patients affected by metabolic conditions such as PWS, NASH, T1D and diabetic nephropathy.
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François Ravenelle, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Inversago Pharma inc.