Data Collected by Exalenz Bioscience in Galectin Therapeutics’ Phase 2 NASH-CX Trial of GR-MD-02 to Be Presented at AASLD Annual Meeting
The study showed that MBT, which measures liver function, strongly predicts liver decompensation in patients with compensated NASH cirrhosis. The data suggest that this non-invasive, valid, operator-independent, point-of-care tool is safe and may be a more effective clinical tool than instruments currently used to help identify patients at increased risk for hepatic decompensation.
The poster itself will be released in accordance with AASLD’s policies.
Poster Session II
Moscone Center, Hall C
“The noninvasive point of care MBT accurately predicts decompensation events better than MELD in compensated (MELD<15) NASH cirrhotics.” N. Chalasani, et al. Abstract #1337
About NASH-CX Phase 2b Trial
About Galectin Therapeutics
Galectin Therapeutics is dedicated to developing novel therapies to improve the lives of patients with chronic liver disease and cancer. Galectin’s lead drug (GR-MD-02) is a carbohydrate-based drug that inhibits the galectin-3 protein which is directly involved in multiple inflammatory, fibrotic, and malignant diseases. The lead development program is in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with cirrhosis, the most advanced form of NASH related fibrosis. This is the most common liver disease and one of the largest drug development opportunities available today. Additional development programs are in treatment of severe atopic dermatitis, moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, and in combination immunotherapy for advanced melanoma and other malignancies; advancement of these additional clinical programs is largely dependent on finding a suitable partner. Galectin seeks to leverage extensive scientific and development expertise as well as established relationships with external sources to achieve cost-effective and efficient development. Additional information is available at www.galectintherapeutics.com.
Source: Galectin Therapeutics Inc.