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CrystalGenomics, Inc.

Drug Names(s): CG100649, Polmacoxib

Description: CG100649 is a novel and next generation non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) with a dual inhibition mechanism of binding COX-2 as well as carbonic anhydrases for improved cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and renal safety profile.

CG100649's new mode of tissue-specific activity is designed to deliver sustained levels of drug to inflamed tissues while maintaining low systemic exposure by binding to carbonic anhydrase (CA) in red blood cells. CG100649 also inhibits COX-2 in the inflammatory joint, but not in the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems. Thus, CG100649 is highly efficacious in the control of inflammation and pain without showing typical side effects other NSAIDs have shown.

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