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PepGen Inc.

Our Opinion

PepGen Inc. is on the Cruelty Free Investing list for exploiting animals because the company does animal testing for some of its medical analysis and clinical research.

Supporting Evidence:

The company stated in the following news article that they use animals for drug testing.

“Our Enhanced Delivery Oligonucleotide (EDO) technology enables delivery of oligonucleotide levels in human muscle. In animal models of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the EDO technology mediated very high levels of exon skipping and dystrophin restoration. We believe the combined results in human volunteers and animal models supports the potential of our platform,” Dr. Mellion said. Read the following article

Company Description

PepGen Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, focuses on the development of oligonucleotide therapeutics for use in the treatment of severe neuromuscular and neurologic diseases. Its lead product candidate is PGN-EDO51, an EDO peptide that id in Phase I clinical trial to treat individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). PepGen Inc. was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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