NORCROSS, Ga., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Galectin Therapeutics (NASDAQ: GALT), the leading developer of therapeutics that target galectin proteins to treat fibrosis and cancer, today announced that its abstract was accepted by the European Association for the Study of the Liver for presentation on April 27, 2013 at the International Liver Congress to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The abstract, "Regression of fibrosis and reversal of cirrhosis in thioacetamide-induced liver fibrosis following treatment with galectin inhibitors"provides evidence in a pre-clinical model that Galectin's drugs are able to reverse established fibrosis and cirrhosis.
"Data continues to accumulate showing the effectiveness of our galectin inhibitor drugs in pre-clinical models," said Dr. Peter G. Traber, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Galectin Therapeutics. "Research will be presented on how both GR-MD-02 and GM-CT-01 are effective in reversing fibrosis and cirrhosis in established disease. The findings add confidence for the possibility of this mechanism extending to human disease. Following the presentation, additional information will be announced and the data will be posted on the Galectin website."
About Galectin Therapeutics
Galectin Therapeutics (NASDAQ: GALT) is developing promising carbohydrate-based therapies for the treatment of fibrotic liver disease and cancer based on the Company's unique understanding of galectin proteins, key mediators of biologic function. We are leveraging extensive scientific and development expertise as well as established relationships with external sources to achieve cost effective and efficient development. We are pursuing a clear development pathway to clinical enhancement and commercialization for our lead compounds in liver fibrosis and cancer. Additional information is available at www.galectintherapeutics.com.
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