Research Published In Nature By Sirtris Pharmaceuticals Scientists Is First Demonstration In Mammals That Resveratrol, A Sirtuin Activator, Can Treat Diseases Of Aging, Such As Diabetes

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, the leading sirtuin therapeutics company, announced today that SRT501, its initial clinical candidate which is a proprietary formulation of resveratrol with improved bioavailability, has been administered to patients with Type 2 diabetes in a human Phase 1b clinical study. Sirtris is studying SRT501 as a drug candidate for Type 2 diabetes, based in part on the scientific evidence that sirtuin activation, by means of compounds like resveratrol, has been shown to have a positive effect on key clinical measures for diabetes.

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