Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. is on the Cruelty Free Investing use of animals list because they conduct Pre-clinical studies of their drugs on animals to assess a product’s safety profile.
The company stated in the following report that they conduct preclinical trials of their drugs on animals.
“The clinical data to date appear to demonstrate the absence of PPAR mediated pharmacology (triglyceride decreases, adiponectin increases, mild ALT increases) or toxicity (weight gain, edema, creatinine kinase/creatinine increases) in humans. This is supportive of the conclusion that the weak PPAR alpha/gamma activities observed at high doses of ETC-1002 in vitro and in animal models preclinically are not observed with therapeutic doses of ETC-1002 in humans. ” (Page 16) Read the full document.
Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. The company focuses on developing and commercializing first-in-class, oral, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol lowering therapies for the treatment of patients with hypercholesterolemia and other cardiometabolic risk markers. It is in business of researching, developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of patients with elevated LDL-C. The company was founded by Roger S. Newton and Charles L. Bisgaier on January 22, 2008 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI. [Source: MarketWatch]
Company Website: http://www.esperion.com