Mar 13, 2023

First longevity clinical study design fetches FDA approval

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Loyal, a clinical-stage veterinary medicine company developing drugs intended to extend the healthspan and lifespan of dogs, has announced it has received protocol concurrence from the FDA for its companion dog longevity study.

Longevity. Technology: Loyal is on a mission is to help dogs everywhere live longer, healthier lives – and that means taking on the development of the first FDA-approved drugs explicitly intended to extend lifespan and healthspan. On the path to FDA approval, Loyal must run a clinical trial that objectively and robustly demonstrates that its drug extends dogs’ healthy lifespan – and does so safely. However, no-one has developed a dog – or human – longevity drug before, so Loyal is building the path to FDA approval largely from scratch.

Today, Loyal has announced that last week it learned from the FDA that the company has received protocol concurrence for its companion dog longevity study. This is good news for the longevity biotech sector, especially welcome as it comes on the same day that tech lender Silicon Valley Bank collapsed and was put under the control of the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – news that left biotechs and VCs reeling.

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