HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Claves Life Sciences Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aptorum Group Limited ("Aptorum") (Nasdaq: APM), is excited to announce the establishment of a novel therapeutic platform for the treatment of various diseases via modulation of the chemical signaling relating to gut microbiota. The role of gut microbiota in the pathogenesis of various diseases has been under the spotlight recently. It has been demonstrated that gut microbiota is related to major diseases such as metabolic and cardiovascular diseases1,2, cancer3, neurodegenerative diseases4, etc.
“With the continuous discovery of the role played by gut microbiota in various diseases, we believe that novel therapeutic targets will be subsequently identified and defined. As a result, we believe that the therapeutic potential of our platform is unlimited at present and for the future", expressed by Mr. Ian Huen, the CEO of Aptorum. Through our collaboration with local universities, our initial focus is currently on metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. We are targeting to move our drug candidates to Ph 1 clinical trial by 2020 - 2021.
1Nature Communications 8: 845 (2017)
2BMB Rep. 2016 Oct 31; 49(10): 536–541
About Aptorum Group Limited
Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq: APM) is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing a broad range of therapeutic and diagnostic technologies to tackle unmet medical needs. Aptorum Group is pursuing therapeutic and diagnostic projects in neurology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, oncology and other disease areas as well as non-therapeutic areas such as surgical robotics and the operations of its medical clinic in Hong Kong, Talem Medical, with the initial focus on treatment of chronic diseases resulting from modern sedentary lifestyles and aging population.
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About Claves Life Sciences Limited
Claves Life Sciences Limited is a wholly-owned therapeutics subsidiary of Aptorum Group Limited. Claves focuses on the clinical development in therapeutic candidates related to the field of gastroenterology. The potential candidates under review and potentially developed focus on the modulation of gut microbiota derived metabolites, for preventing or treating diseases. Claves is also exploring a gut microbiota modulation platform that can generate novel custom candidates capable of fine-tuning levels of gut metabolites, potentially treating a wide range of medical conditions.
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