BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TIXiMED, a company developing and commercializing TXNIP inhibiting medications as therapeutics for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, congratulates Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Anath Shalev on her presentation at the 2023 Immunology of Diabetes Society (IDS) Congress in Paris. Shalev, who serves as Director of the Comprehensive Diabetes Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), was invited by the IDS to give a Symposium talk on Innovative Interventions and Preclinical Development and presented her work on verapamil and TXNIP inhibition for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
Over the course of four days, the IDS Congress features presentations and talks from clinical, scientific, and pharmaceutical researchers from around the world regarding the causes of type 1 diabetes as well as cutting-edge treatments for the disease. Through symposia, oral and poster presentations, 450 renowned researchers discussed the newest advances in disease pathophysiology and treatment of type 1 diabetes. “We are thrilled that Dr. Shalev was invited to share her expertise about breakthrough treatments for type 1 diabetes at this esteemed Congress,” says Mike Goodrich, President and Executive Board Chair of TIXiMED. “TIXiMED is also proud to build on Shalev’s outstanding research on a novel small molecule TXNIP inhibitor to develop a treatment with the potential to offer new hope for diabetes patients.”
About Dr. Anath Shalev
Dr. Shalev is an international expert on the molecular biology of diabetes. Her research centers on beta cell biology, apoptosis, oxidative stress, transcriptional regulation of gene expression, and development of novel therapies for diabetes. Dr. Shalev’s laboratory identified thioredoxin-interacting protein, or TXNIP, as a therapeutic target that can be used to block the death of pancreatic beta cells and preserve a diabetes patient’s ability to produce insulin. Dr. Shalev holds the Nancy R. and Eugene C. Gwaltney Family Endowed Chair in Juvenile Diabetes Research in the UAB Heersink School of Medicine. Currently, she serves as the Director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center and as a Professor in the UAB Department of Medicine’s Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.
TIXiMED is a company dedicated to developing and commercializing a TXNIP inhibiting molecule (TIX100) as a first-of-its kind oral therapeutic for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. TIXiMED is the exclusive license holder for the underlying patent surrounding the TIX100 molecule, a novel, small molecule TXNIP inhibitor that has been shown to protect against models of type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Visit www.tiximed.com for more information.
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