XORTX Therapeutics 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.
The company stated in the following press release that they use animals for product testing.
“The goal of the planned bridging pharmacokinetics study – XRX-OXY-101, is to characterize the increased bioavailability of oxypurinol in humans and follows after successful results in two animal models where increased bioavailability was demonstrated for this formulation.” Read the following article
XORTX Therapeutics Inc., a bio-pharmaceutical company, engages in the development and commercialization of therapies to treat progressive kidney diseases, diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, diabetic nephropathy, and infection. It develops XRx-008, a late clinical stage program therapy for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease; XRx-101, an uric acid lowering agent used to treat patients infected with the coronavirus COVID-19 infection and suppression of acute kidney injury and associated health consequences; and XRx-221, a xanthine oxidase inhibitor candidates for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. The company has a partnership with the Icahn School of Medicine to study the incidence of acute kidney injury and hyperuricemia in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. XORTX Therapeutics Inc. is based in Vancouver, Canada.
Company Website: https://www.xortx.com