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Lipigon and 5Prime Sciences enter partnership to optimize coming clinical trials

This is an English translation of the Swedish original. In case of discrepancies, the Swedish original shall prevail.

Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon"), developer of therapeutics for lipid-related diseases, today announced a partnership with 5Prime Sciences ("5Prime") to accelerate the development of the lipid-lowering drug candidate Lipisense for upcoming clinical trials. By utilizing advanced genetic tools and large-scale collections of patient cohorts, providing billions of data points, 5Prime will, among other things, investigate which patient groups will benefit the most from ANGPTL4 inhibition. By partnering, 5Prime will become Lipigon's in-house human genetics team.

Lipisense is a drug candidate for the treatment of diseases with abnormal levels of lipids in the blood, primarily triglycerides, and a first-in-class treatment with a unique mechanism of action. Elevated triglycerides are a risk factor present in several diseases and inhibition of ANGPTL4 has the potential to normalize triglyceride levels. The large population of patients with elevated triglycerides is heterogeneous-comprising patients with rare genetic disorders to large patient groups, such as type 2 diabetics.

5Prime will utilize naturally occurring genetic variation to mimic the effect of ANGPTL4 inhibition in very large groups of patients, identifying the patients most likely to benefit from Lipisense treatment. Human genetics will also allow for a comparison of ANGPTL4 inhibition to other targets in the pathway, thereby anticipating the unique benefits.

Lipigon CEO Stefan K. Nilsson comments:

"We are excited to have partnered with 5Prime to use human genetics to accelerate the development of Lipisense. It is well known that there is considerable genetic support for our target gene, but with the help of 5Prime we will be able to anticipate which potential patient groups have the most benefit from Lipisense treatment, and this will help us expand the treatment indications and optimize the design of our clinical trials."

5Prime Sciences CEO Brent Richards comments:

"Lipigon has identified an excellent drug development opportunity, which will help to reduce the tremendous burden of lipid-mediated diseases. We look forward to using our expertise in endocrinology, human genetics, bioinformatics, and machine learning to expedite the delivery of Lipisense to patients."

About Lipisense

The drug candidate is an RNA therapeutics that prevents the cells from producing the disease-promoting target protein ANGPTL4 by destroying the protein-coding RNA before the target protein has been formed. The target protein has a strong genetic association with harmful blood lipids and related diseases.

Lipigon will now continue to conduct pre-clinical safety and efficacy studies with Lipisense. Submission of a clinical trial application is estimated to Q1 2022, and the start of the phase I study is estimated to Q2 2022.

For more information, please contact:

Stefan K. Nilsson, CEO, Lipigon
Email: stefan@lipigon.se
Phone: +46 705 78 17 68

About Lipigon

Lipigon develops novel therapeutics for patients with lipid metabolism disorders. The company is based on over 50 years of lipid research at Umeå University, Sweden. Lipigon's initial focus is on orphan drugs and niche indications, but in the long term, the company will have the opportunity to target broader indications in the area, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Lipigon's pipeline includes four active projects: the RNA-drug Lipisense, for treatment of hypertriglyceridemia; an RNA-drug for treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome; a gene therapy treatment for the rare disease lipodystrophy, together with Combigene AB (publ); and a small molecule program for the treatment of dyslipidemia in collaboration with HitGen (Inc).

The company's share (LPGO) is traded on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Certified Adviser is G&W Fondkommission, email: ca@gwkapital.se, phone: +46 8 503 000 50.

About 5Prime Sciences

5Prime is accelerating drug development for biotech, increasing investment return for venture capitalists, and helping large pharma make human genetics-based investments in their pipelines. Combining expertise in human genetics, clinical medicine, machine learning and bioinformatics, 5Prime applies algorithms to billions of data points from large human genetic studies to identify and validate drug targets, anticipate side-effects, expand indications, and select ideal participants for trials. For more information: admin@5primesciences.com

2023-01-27
Regulatorisk

Under den senaste tiden har Lipigon kommit med flera positiva nyheter om bolagets blodfettssänkande läkemedelskandidat Lipisense som befinner sig i klinisk fas I. Bolaget undersöker nu möjligheten att starta fas II tidigare än planerat. Vd Stefan K. Nilsson svarar här på några frågor om utvecklingsarbetet.

2023-01-23
Regulatorisk

Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon") meddelar i dag att vd Stefan K. Nilsson har köpt aktier i Lipigon till ett sammanlagt värde om 44 499,25 kronor till ett genomsnittspris om 1,09 kronor per aktie.

2023-01-19
Regulatorisk

Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon") tillkännagav i dag positiva säkerhetsresultat från fas I-studiens multipla dosering av läkemedelskandidaten Lipisense. Läkemedelskandidaten utvecklas för att behandla personer med kraftigt förhöjda triglyceridnivåer.

2023-01-19
Regulatory

Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon") today announced positive safety results from multiple dosing in the phase I trial with the drug candidate Lipisense. The drug candidate is being developed for treating hypertriglyceridemia.

2023-01-18

Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB meddelar härmed att valberedningen inför årsstämman 2023 har utsetts.

2022-11-28
Regulatorisk

Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon") meddelar i dag att vd Stefan K. Nilsson har köpt aktier i Lipigon till ett sammanlagt värde om 44 499,60 kr till ett genomsnittspris om 1,20 kronor per aktie.

2022-11-24
Regulatorisk

Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon") publicerar i dag sin delårsrapport för perioden 1 januari-30 september 2022. Delårsrapporten i sin helhet finns tillgänglig som bifogad fil samt på bolagets hemsida, www.lipigon.se. Nedan följer en kort sammanfattning.

2022-11-14

Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon") anordnar tillsammans med andra börsnoterade bolag från Umeå eventet "Umeå på börsen" den 17 november. Vd Stefan K. Nilsson kommer bland annat berätta om utvecklingen av Lipisense, bolagets läkemedelskandidat mot förhöjda triglycerider, och den pågående fas I-studien.

2022-11-11

Lipigons första kliniska studie i full gång och parallellt pågår ett intensivt nätverkande på branschmässor och vetenskapliga konferenser både i Sverige och utomlands.  "Vi märker ett stort intresse för både oss och Lipisense just nu", säger vd Stefan k. Nilsson, nyss hemkommen från BIO-Europe i Tyskland.

2022-10-13

Lipigon presenterade i förra veckan resultat från den pågående fas 1-studiens första del (SAD) med bolagets lipidsänkande läkemedelskandidat Lipisense. Studien uppnådde sitt viktigaste syfte där Lipisense tolererades väl hos patienterna och inga allvarliga biverkningar rapporterades. Trots denna goda nyhet sätter Analysguiden ett motiverat värde om 7,0 (11,6) kronor på Lipigon, vilket beror på fortsatt svagt börsklimat.

2022-10-05
Regulatorisk

"Lipigon rapporterar positiva top line-resultat från klinisk fas I-studie av Lipisense"

Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon") tillkännagav i dag positiva top line-resultat från SAD-delen i fas I-studien av prövningsläkemedel Lipisense i friska försökspersoner.

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"Lipigon announces positive top-line data from phase I clinical study of Lipisense" 

Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon") today announced positive top-line results from a phase I SAD study of its investigational medicine Lipisense in healthy volunteers.
 

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