Isis Adds New Diabetes Drug Candidate to Pipeline
 
Isis Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has added a new antisense-based diabetes drug candidate to its pipeline.
 
The drug, called Isis 388626, targets the sodium dependent glucose transporter type 2 and is designed to increase glucose excretion in the kidney.
 

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