Altrix Bio

Surgery In A Pill™

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AltrixBio is developing LuCI™, a patent-protected oral drug for obesity and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) that reproduces the metabolic benefits of gastric bypass surgery for treating obesity and T2D. LuCI, when taken before a meal, temporarily coats the stomach and small intestine, forming a barrier, similar to what happens in gastric bypass surgery.

In pre-clinical testing, LuCI demonstrated decreased body weight, improved glucose control and insulin sensitivity, increased endogenous GLP-1 and GIP secretion, and positively impacted cardiovascular markers. The company believes that LuCI™ will be well tolerated and a complementary solution for patients who cannot tolerate the GLP-1 medications (50% come off the meds in the first year), do not want an injectable solution, or to maintain weight loss and glycemic control when stopping a GLP-1 medication.

LuCI is based on Sucralfate and is used today for stomach and gastric ulcers. It has a clean safety profile and has been prescribed by PCPs for more > than 30 years. Sucralfate does not enter the bloodstream and has never had a lethal dose. It is one of the safer drugs prescribed today.

Watch the webinar with AltrixBio President and CEO, Nancy Briefs, to hear how this oral medication will challenge Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro as a first line treatment obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.

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