New York, New York – April 12, 2012 – Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research including biotech and pharma stocks, issues a biotech company snapshot for Sirona Biochem Corp. ( TSX-V: SBM , OTC: SRBCF, Frankfurt: ZSB), a company using arbohydrate-based molecules to develop Sodium Glucose Transporter (SGLT) inhibitors for Type 2 diabetes and obesity as one of its key products in its pipeline.
The company utilizes a proprietary chemistry technique to improve pharmaceutical properties of carbohydrate-based molecules.
Sodium Glucose Transporter (SGLT) Inhibitors – Diabetes & Obesity
Sirona Biochem is developing SGLT inhibitors for Type 2 diabetes and obesity. SGLT inhibitors are a new class of drugs for diabetes and obesity. They work differently from traditional Type 2 diabetes therapeutics which increase insulin production in the pancreas and affect metabolism. In the kidneys, SGLT inhibitors reduce the reabsorption of glucose into the bloodstream by eliminating excess glucose into the urine.
The kidneys filter approximately 180 gm of glucose per day from the blood which is then mostly reabsorbed back into the blood by SGLT transporters. SGLT inhibitors reduce the glucose reabsorption process, such that excess glucose is excreted in the urine, rather than reabsorbed into the bloodstream. That is to say, they can help regulate glycemia. This is a new promising potential treatment for Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Status & Milestones
Preclinical animal tests of Sirona Biochem’s SGLT inhibitor for Type 2 diabetes are well underway with the positive results posted in the first quarter of 2011. Additional preclinical studies to test the safety and toxicology of this SGLT inhibitor are currently being conducted. Sirona Biochem plans to independently complete preclinical studies to prepare its SGLT inhibitor for human clinical trials. A pharmaceutical partner will be sought for clinical and commercial development of our program.
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About Sirona Biochem Corp (www.sironabiochem.com)
Sirona Biochem is a biotechnology company developing diabetes therapeutics, cancer vaccine antigens, skin depigmenting and anti-aging agents for cosmetic use, and biological ingredients. The company utilizes a proprietary chemistry technique to improve pharmaceutical properties of carbohydrate-based molecules.
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