PIPELINE

PIPELINE

Product Candidate:FAX-051T
Natural astaxanthin, which is commercialized by our group company, is one of the most potent antioxidant materials in nature and is known to have anti-inflammatory effects.
FAX-051T was created using astaxanthin as a lead compound and has been shown to be effective against knee osteoarthritis and ulcerative colitis.
Currently, we are developing UC with the aim of entering clinical practice in 2020, with an emphasis on UC.

CORE MECHANISM

Tissue injury caused by various factors produces fever, edema, pain etc. transiently. This phenomenon is called acute inflammation and is closely related to tissue repair. On the other hand, sustained tissue injury leads to chronic inflammation and abnormal tissue repair (tissue remodeling) causes chronic pathological condition. It is considered that astaxanthin derivatives act on the process of chronic inflammation rather than acute inflammation. Therefore, unlike traditional anti-inflammatory drugs, astaxanthin derivatives are expected to become highly characteristic drugs ameliorating pathological condition of chronic diseases.