Press release

Press release

February 11, 2019

Follicum selects novel peptide drug candidate for the treatment of diabetes and protection of beta cells

Follicum AB (“Follicum” or “the company”), a biotech company focusing on research and development of peptide-based drugs, today reports that a drug candidate has been selected for the treatment of diabetes and protection of beta cells. The drug candidate has shown unique effects in both in vitro and in vivo-models, including diabetes-related complications. The drug […]

December 5, 2018

Follicum’s diabetes project with Lund University has been awarded a Post-Doc student for 2 years for advanced studies of Follicum’s peptides

Follicum AB (“Follicum” or “Company”), a biotech company developing new peptide drugs in two areas, hair loss and diabetes, today reports that a full-time post-doc has been awarded to the diabetes project for 2 years. The aim with the project is to perform advanced experiments to further investigate the action of Follicum’s different peptide classes. […]

November 21, 2018

Follicum receives preliminary approval for patent application in Europe for extended protection of product candidate FOL-005

Follicum announced today that it has received an Intention to grant from the European Patent Office (EPO) regarding its patent application No. 16169698.4 which protects the product candidate FOL-005. In this patent family, Follicum has already a granted product patent in Europe that specifically covers FOL-005. Follicum has subsequently submitted a follow-up, a so called […]

November 12, 2018

Follicum expands patent portfolio: First diabetes patent published and promising experimental data supports new patent application

Lund, Sweden, November 12, 2018. Follicum AB (“Follicum” or “the Company”) today announced that the company’s diabetes project is progressing according to plan and that the company has submitted a new patent application. Experimental studies show that the company’s new optimized peptides exert a protective and preservative effect on beta cells exposed to high glucose […]

August 29, 2018

Lund University research group receives follow-on DKK 1 million grant from Novo Nordisk Foundation for diabetes-related studies with Follicum peptides

Follicum AB (“Follicum”) today announced that Professor Jan Nilsson’s research team at Lund University has received an additional DKK 1,000,000 funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for carrying out preclinical studies for Follicum’s diabetes project based on modified osteopontin-related peptides. This represents a follow-on grant from the estimated DKK 400,000 the group received in 2017. […]

August 28, 2018

Follicum AB announces that all patients have completed the treatment with FOL-005 in the Phase IIa study against hair loss. Top-line data will be presented in the autumn.

Follicum AB (“Follicum” or “The Company”) today announces that all patients in the ongoing Phase IIa study with FOL-005 for hair loss have completed the treatment and finalized clinic visits. The Phase IIa study examines the safety and therapeutic effect of various doses of drug candidate FOL-005, administered as injections into the scalp. Follicum’s Phase […]