Azemiglitazone is under clinical development by Cirius Therapeutics and currently in Phase II for Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatohepatitis (MASH). According to GlobalData, Phase II drugs for Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatohepatitis (MASH) have a 25% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase III. GlobalData’s report assesses how Azemiglitazone’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

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Azemiglitazone overview

MSDC-0602 (MSDC-0602K) is under development for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). It is formulated as a capsule and administered orally. The drug candidate is an NCE (new chemical entity) insulin sensitizer that modulates mTOT (mitochondrial target of thiazolidinediones). It was also under development for the treatment of type II diabetes and polycystic kidney disease.

Cirius Therapeutics overview

Cirius Therapeutics (Cirius) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company that primarily focuses on the development of innovative therapies for disease caused by insulin resistance, including Type 2 Diabetes, the metabolic consequences of obesity, and metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease and metabolic associated steatohepatitis (MASLD/MASH). Its lead product candidate azemiglitazone MSDC-0602K is a small molecule being developed as a once-daily oral therapy. Cirius’s MSDC-0602K improves non-invasive markers of liver health, glycemic control, and importantly, led to the reduction of chronically elevated fasting insulin levels. The company serves healthcare sectors specifically for patients suffering from liver and metabolic diseases. Cirius Therapeutics is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the US.

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