Aerpio completes phase 1b/2a study of novel DME agent

Aerpio Therapeutics has completed a phase 1b/2a study of a novel drug for diabetic macular edema, according to a press release.AKB-9778 is an inhibitor of human protein tyrosine phosphatase beta that works to activate Tie2, a receptor on vascular endothelial cells that stabilizes blood vessels, preventing abnormal blood vessel growth and vascular leak, the release said.

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