Poxel Company

Poxel is a dynamic biopharmaceutical company developing innovative drugs for metabolic diseases, with a focus on type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Based in Lyon, France, Poxel was spun out in 2009 from Merck Serono, a global leader in the field of metabolic disorders at that time. All three of their clinical stage pipeline programs address significant targets in the energy metabolism pathways. Imeglimin, their lead program, targets mitochondrial dysfunction, mitochondria being the power station of the cell, PXL770 activates the adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK), an important energy sensor, and PXL065 (DRX-065) inhibits the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier (MPC).

Founded Date: 2009
Headquarters: France
Industry: Oxidative Phosphorylation