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New Potential Therapy for Diabetic Kidney Disease: Galectin Therapeutics Announces Anti-Galectin Drug is Effective in Preclinical Studies


1/22/2013 9:31:34 AM

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galectin Therapeutics (NASDAQ: GALT), the leading developer of therapeutics that target galectin proteins to treat fibrosis and cancer, today announced new preclinical data on the efficacy of anti-galectin therapy on diabetic kidney disease. Treatment of diabetic mice with GR-MD-02 was found to reverse the primary kidney disease associated with diabetes, called diabetic nephropathy, the leading cause of kidney failure, dialysis and kidney transplant. GR-MD-02 is the Company’s lead galectin inhibitor in development for the treatment of liver fibrosis, including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) liver disease.

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