Lipigon ready to apply for clinical trials after successful completion of preclinical safety studies

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

Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon"), which is developing therapeutics for lipid-related diseases, today announced that the final preclinical safety study with the lipid-lowering drug candidate Lipisense has been successfully completed. Lipisense is thus ready for further development for clinical trials, expected to start during the second quarter of 2022.

The reported final study aimed to investigate the safety and tolerability of Lipisense during one month of multiple dosing and rising dose levels. The results show that Lipisense was well tolerated in high doses and a significant dose-dependent reduction in triglycerides could also be observed. Together with previously produced data, these results will form the basis for determining the optimal dose level in the phase I study.

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 triglyceride levels in the blood are a risk factor present in several diseases. Lipisense has the potential to normalize blood triglyceride levels. The patient population with uncontrolled elevated triglycerides is large and heterogeneous-comprising patients with rare genetic disorders to large patient groups, such as type 2 diabetics.

CEO Stefan K. Nilsson comments:

"With this last study, the preclinical security program has been completed and we have reached an important milestone. It is with great pleasure I can state that all studies have shown good results regarding safety and tolerability. We will shortly apply for authorization for the first clinical trial with Lipisense to the Swedish Medical Products Agency. It will be a phase 1 trial of healthy volunteers and a small group of type 2 diabetics with a focus on safety parameters but also good opportunities to measure blood lipid reductions.

In drug development, it is unusual with a scenario where you already in phase 1 can establish efficacy data on the parameter that forms the basis for future drug approval. This would mean a significant risk minimization and open for early business opportunities. During the autumn and winter, we have observed a great deal of interest in RNA-based drugs along with several significant deals. In summary, Lipigon has now entered an exciting stage where we see several important milestones ahead of us already this year."

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 gene has a strong genetic association to plasma lipid levels and related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

For more information, please contact:
Stefan K. Nilsson, CEO, Lipigon
Phone: +46 705 78 17 68

This is information that Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 09:05 am CET, on 2 February 2022.

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:, phone: +46 8 503 000 50.


Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon") deltog i förra veckan i European Lipoprotein Clubs forskarmöte i Tutzing i Tyskland. Det var vd Stefan K. Nilssons femte och sista år i organisationskommittén.


Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon") meddelar i dag att vd Stefan K. Nilsson har köpt aktier i Lipigon till ett sammanlagt värde om 67 800 kr till ett genomsnittspris om 1,905 kronor per aktie.


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


Företrädesemissionen i Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB (publ) ("Bolaget" eller "Lipigon") är nu registrerad vid Bolagsverket och betalda tecknade aktier (BTA) kommer därmed att omvandlas till aktier. Sista dag för handel med BTA är den 14 juli 2022. Avstämningsdag hos Euroclear är den 18 juli 2022, varefter BTA omvandlas till aktier. De nyemitterade aktierna beräknas att bokas in på respektive depå/VP-konto den 20 juli 2022.


Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB (publ) ("Bolaget" eller "Lipigon") meddelar härmed utfallet i den företrädesemission av aktier som offentliggjordes den 3 maj 2022 och som godkändes av extra bolagsstämma den 19 maj 2022 ("Företrädesemissionen"). Företrädesemissionen har tecknats till cirka 17,6 MSEK, motsvarande en teckningsgrad om cirka 69,9 procent, vilket innebär att cirka 20,1 procent av Företrädesemissionens totala *volym tilldelas emissionsgaranterna. Lipigon tillförs således cirka 22,6 MSEK, motsvarande 90 procent av Företrädesemissionens totala volym.


Lipigon beslutade i maj om en nyemission av aktier om drygt 21 MSEK med företrädesrätt för Lipigons aktieägare. Vd Stefan K. Nilsson har intervjuats i flera kanaler om bolaget, det nya läget och vad emissionslikviden kommer att användas till.


Hämning av målproteinet ANGPTL4 sänker triglycerid- och glukosnivåerna i blodet. Genom målsökande behandling av levern undviks kända biverkningar som annars kan uppstå om hela organismen behandlas. Det visar en ny studie utförd av Lipigon och dess nederländska samarbetspartner.


Inhibition of the target protein ANGPTL4 lowers triglyceride and glucose levels in the blood, according to a new study conducted by Lipigon and its Dutch partners. Targeted treatment of the liver avoids known side effects that might otherwise occur if the whole organism is treated.


Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB (publ) ("Bolaget" eller "Lipigon") offentliggör idag det informationsmemorandum som upprättats med anledning av Bolagets tidigare meddelade företrädesemission av aktier ("Företrädesemissionen"). Informationsmemorandumet och annan relevant information kommer finnas tillgängligt på Bolagets hemsida,, på Stockholm Corporate Finance AB:s hemsida,, samt på Nordic Issuing AB:s hemsida,


Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon") har meddelat att bolagets läkemedelskandidat Lipisense på tisdagen för första gången har getts till människa. Doseringen skedde inom ramen för fas I-studien.


Lipigon Pharmaceuticals AB ("Lipigon") has announced that their drug candidate Lipisense has been given to humans for the first time. The phase I clinical trial began on Tuesday.


Lipigons vd Stefan K. Nilsson höll två presentationer om Lipisense på tisdagskvällen vid EAS Congress 2022 i Milano, den största årliga kongressen om åderförfettning i Europa. "Jag möttes av ett stort internationellt intresse för vår läkemedelskandidat Lipisense", säger Stefan K. Nilsson.



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