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Startup aims for tailwind after Alzheimer's study involving Novo drug

Danish firm Kariya Pharma approaches phase I with a drug for Alzheimer's disease that exploits some of the same mechanisms as Novo's GLP-1 drugs. The company now plans to generate interest for the project following a major Alzheimer's conference with GLP-1 in the spotlight.

Kariya Pharmaceuticals CEO Ian Laquian | Photo: Kariya Pharmaceuticals PR

This year's Alzheimer's conference, CTAD, has been particularly exhilarating to Kariya Pharma's Chief Science Officer Christian Hölscher.

The conference included a milestone within one of the areas he has been most occupied with, that is, the effect of GLP-1 analogs on Alzheimer's disease. Specifically, it provided some results coming from the so-called ELAD study, which tested Novo Nordisk's analog liraglutide as a treatment for Alzheimer's.

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