Press releases


26 Apr 2022  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics recruits new Head of CMC

Guard Therapeutics announces that the company has appointed Torbjörn Larsson as Head of CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls). Torbjörn Larsson will join the management team and will report directly to the CEO.

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13 Apr 2022

Guard Therapeutics provides in-depth information on phase 2 clinical trial

Guard Therapeutics today provides an update on the plan for the company's global, clinical phase 2 study of ROSgard in patients undergoing open heart surgery with additional risk factors to develop acute kidney injury. The study aims to evaluate the renal protective treatment effect of ROSgard based on several outcome measures, and is anticipated to provide a comprehensive data set to support further clinical development including the design of a subsequent registration study. The phase 2 study is called AKITA and is expected to provide blinded interim results in the first quarter of 2023 at topline results during the later part of 2023. Guard Therapeutics CEO, Tobias Agervald, presents the study design in a video interview that is available via link further down in this press release.

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07 Apr 2022

First patient has been dosed in Guard Therapeutics' Phase 2 clinical trial of ROSgard

Guard Therapeutics today announces that the first patient has been dosed in the company's global phase 2 clinical trial of ROSgard. The study is conducted in patients who undergo open heart surgery and thus are at risk of developing acute kidney injury. The results are expected to provide conclusive information on the treatment effect of the investigational drug in this patient group and to guide the design of a subsequent pivotal study.

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12 Jan 2022

Guard Therapeutics receives approval to expand the global phase 2 study of ROSgard to Canada

Guard Therapeutics today announces that the Canadian health authority (Health Canada) has approved the company’s application to conduct and include patients in Canada in the comprehensive phase 2 study of ROSgard, an investigational drug being developed for the prevention and treatment of acute kidney injury. This global study is planned to be conducted in Europe and North America and has since earlier been approved by the German medicines regulator.

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05 Jan 2022

Guard Therapeutics’ application to conduct a phase 2 clinical trial of ROSgard is approved by the German medicines regulator

Guard Therapeutics announces today that the German medicines regulator, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), has approved the company’s application to conduct a comprehensive clinical phase 2 study of ROSgard, an investigational drug being developed for the prevention and treatment of acute kidney injury. The global study is planned to be conducted in Europe and North America under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Alexander Zarbock at Münster University Hospital, Germany.

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15 Dec 2021  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics appoints Michael Reusch as Chief Medical Officer

Guard Therapeutics announces today that the company has appointed Dr. Michael Reusch as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Reusch has over 30 years’ experience in global clinical development and regulatory processes from leading positions in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently in the role of Senior Medical Director at Astellas Pharma. He will take up his new position on 1 January 2022.

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03 Dec 2021  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics announces final result of rights issue

The final result of the rights issue that was announced on 20 October 2021 and where the subscription period ended on 29 November 2021 (the “Rights Issue”) in Guard Therapeutics International AB (publ) (“Guard Therapeutics” or the “Company”), shows that the Rights Issue was subscribed to approximately 41 percent. The remaining approximately 59 percent of the Rights Issue was subscribed for by Rutger Arnhult, through M2 Asset Management AB, and Jan Ståhlberg in accordance with given declarations of intention to subscribe. As a result of the Rights Issue, Guard Therapeutics will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 128 million before issue costs.

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02 Dec 2021  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics announces preliminary result of rights issue

The preliminary result of the rights issue that was announced on 20 October 2021 and where the subscription period ended on 29 November 2021 (the “Rights Issue”) in Guard Therapeutics International AB (publ) (“Guard Therapeutics” or the “Company”), shows that the Rights Issue was subscribed to approximately 41 percent. The remaining approximately 59 percent of the Rights Issue is subscribed for by Rutger Arnhult, through M2 Asset Management AB, and Jan Ståhlberg in accordance with given declarations of intention to subscribe. As a result of the Rights Issue, Guard Therapeutics will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 128 million before issue costs.

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24 Nov 2021  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics publishes supplementary prospectus

Guard Therapeutics International AB (publ) (“Guard Therapeutics” or the “Company”) has prepared a supplementary prospectus (the “Supplementary Prospectus”) to the prospectus that was approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (the “SFSA”), and published on 10 November 2021 (the “Prospectus”).

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22 Nov 2021  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics reports positive results from preclinical studies

Guard Therapeutics today reports positive results from preclinical studies of the company’s investigational drug ROSgard in experimental animal models of sepsis. Two independent studies conducted at the Karolinska Institute show that ROSgard reduces the harmful effects that occur in both the liver and kidneys when these organs are exposed to a general inflammation and oxidative stress.

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10 Nov 2021  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics publishes prospectus due to upcoming rights issue

The Board of Directors of Guard Therapeutics International AB (publ) (“Guard Therapeutics” or the “Company”) has, in connection with the Company's upcoming rights issue that was announced on 20 October 2021 (the “Rights Issue”), prepared an EU Growth Prospectus (the “Prospectus”), which today has been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.

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20 Oct 2021  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics carries out, subject to approval from the Extraordinary General Meeting, a directed new issue of approximately SEK 54 million and a rights issue of approximately SEK 128 million

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20 Oct 2021  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics intends to carry out a capital raise of approximately SEK 180 million

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15 Sep 2021  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics reports positive results from phase 1b study

Guard Therapeutics today presents positive results from a clinical phase 1b study of the potentially kidney-protecting biological investigational drug ROSgard in connection with open heart surgery. The study fulfilled its primary objective – to confirm ROSgard’s favourable safety and tolerability profile in the patient population for which treatment is initially intended. In addition, explorative analyses of several well-established biomarkers indicate that ROSgard potentially has the ability to protect kidney cells from injury associated with heart surgery. The company is now continuing its preparations for a comprehensive clinical phase 2 study.

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01 Sep 2021

European Patent Office grants patent for Guard Therapeutics’ candidate ROSgard

Guard Therapeutics AB (publ.) announces that the European Patent Office (EPO) today has granted a patent for the company’s biological investigational drug ROSgard, both as a product and for its medical use. The patent provides protection in Europe until 2037.

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17 Jun 2021

Last patient recruited to Guard Therapeutics’ phase 1b study of the investigational drug ROSgard

Guard Therapeutics announces today that all 12 patients have been included in the company’s clinical phase 1b study of ROSgard, which is being conducted in people undergoing open heart surgery who have additional risk factors for acute kidney injury. The study is being conducted at the University Hospital in Münster, Germany. Top-line results are expected to be presented in September 2021.

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31 May 2021

Guard Therapeutics establishes a scientific committee with prominent international physicians and researchers in cardiothoracic surgery, intensive care and nephrology

Guard Therapeutics today announces that the company has established an external Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) initially consisting of five global experts. The committee’s main task in the near future will be to contribute their expertise in the final design of the planned phase 2 study of the company’s investigational drug ROSgard in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

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09 Apr 2021  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics receives an Intention to Grant notice in Europe for ROSgard

Guard Therapeutics AB (publ.) today announces that the company has received an Intention to Grant notice from the European Patent Office (EPO) for a patent application concerning its biological investigational drug ROSgard as a product, including its medical use. The next step in the process is a formal EPO approval, which provides a patent protection until 2037.

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07 Apr 2021

Guard Therapeutics obtains a granted patent from USPTO concerning ROSgard as product

Guard Therapeutics AB (publ.) today announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the company’s patent application no. 16/085,500 directed to the biological investigational drug ROSgard as product (composition of matter). The granted patent follows the Notice of Allowance that was issued and communicated in December 2020.

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19 Mar 2021

First patient dosed in Guard Therapeutics’ phase 1b study of company’s investigational drug ROSgard

Guard Therapeutics today announces that the first patient has been dosed in a phase 1b study of the company’s investigational drug ROSgard. The study is being conducted in patients undergoing open heart surgery who have additional risk factors for acute kidney injury. The phase 1b study is being conducted at Münster University Hospital in Germany.

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15 Feb 2021  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics appoints Sara Thuresson as Head of Clinical Operations

Guard Therapeutics today announces that Sara Thuresson has been recruited to a newly created position as Head of Clinical Operations. She held a similar position at Oncopeptides before joining Guard Therapeutics and will take up her new post on 24 May 2021.

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11 Feb 2021

Guard Therapeutics patent granted in Australia

Guard Therapeutics has obtained patent protection in Australia for their biological investigational drug ROSgard, both as product and for its use in medicine.

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29 Dec 2020  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics completes successful pre-IND meeting with FDA

Guard Therapeutics today announces that the company has completed a pre-IND meeting with the US Food and Drug Administration and has received positive feedback on its planned clinical development programme for its investigational drug ROSgard. This is an important validation of the quality of the project and is a significant step towards an application to include American study centres in future clinical studies (Investigational New Drug Application, IND).

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28 Dec 2020  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics appoints Ann-Kristin Myde as Head of Global Project Management

Guard Therapeutics today announces that Ann-Kristin Myde has been appointed new Head of Global Project Management for the company. She will take up her post on 1 April 2021.

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11 Dec 2020  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics receives Notice of Allowance from USPTO for ROSgard

Guard Therapeutics AB (publ.) today announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for company’s patent application 16/085,500 directed to the biological investigational drug ROSgard as product (composition of matter). A formal approval is expected shortly, and if granted the patent is valid until 2037. The Notice of Allowance further strengthens Guard Therapeutics' patent portfolio and improves market exclusivity for ROSgard in one of the company’s key markets.

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28 Sep 2020  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics reports positive top-line results from phase 1 study of ROSgard in individuals with renal impairment

Guard Therapeutics today announced positive top-line results from a phase 1 study of its investigational drug ROSgard in individuals with renal impairment. The main aim of the study was to characterize the pharmacokinetic properties and safety profile of ROSgard in patients with renal impairment. The company believes that these results, together with previously reported positive results from a clinical phase 1 programme in healthy subjects, provide an excellent foundation for continued development of ROSgard in the area of acute kidney injury.

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06 Aug 2020  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics announces positive top line results from the concluding study in the clinical phase 1 programme of ROSgard in healthy subjects

Guard Therapeutics today announced positive top line results from the concluding study in the clinical phase 1 programme in healthy subjects where the investigational drug ROSgard was administered in multiple ascending doses (MAD). ROSgard demonstrated good pharmacokinetic properties and a favourable safety profile. The company considers that this provides excellent conditions for continued development of the investigational drug within the field of acute kidney damage and is thus intensifying preparations in advance of forthcoming global patient studies.

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08 Jul 2020  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics presents positive follow-up analysis from phase 1 study of ROSgard

Guard Therapeutics (Nasdaq First North Growth Market: GUARD) has today presented follow-up results from a previously completed phase 1 study of ROSgard in single ascending doses (SAD). In particular, the results show that the investigational drug has a favourable effect on a well established biomarker that is used to predict onset of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery. The study was conducted in healthy subjects.

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06 Jul 2020  ·  Regulatory information

Guard Therapeutics appoints Peter Gilmour as Head of Preclinical Science

Guard Therapeutics has today announced that Peter Gilmour has been appointed Head of Preclinical Science. He has extensive experience in drug discovery and clinical drug development from leading positions at global pharmaceutical companies. Peter Gilmour will be part of the company’s management team and will take up his post on 1 August 2020.

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17 Mar 2020

Guard Therapeutics announces positive top line results from a clinical phase 1a study of ROSgard

Guard Therapeutics today announced positive top line results from the final and highest dosage group as part of a clinical phase 1a study where single ascending doses (SAD) of the investigational drug ROSgard™ were administered to healthy subjects. ROSgard also demonstrated good pharmacokinetic properties and a favourable safety profile at this dosage level, which is higher than the one that is expected to be used in future patient studies. The next stage in the phase 1a programme is to study ROSgard in multiple ascending doses (MAD).

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19 Sep 2019  ·  Regulatory information

A1M Pharma announces positive top-line results from a phase 1a study of ROSgard

A1M Pharma today announced that the results from the initial part of a phase 1a study show that the investigational drug ROSgard™ has a good safety profile and that plasma concentrations that are expected to have a therapeutic effect were achieved. ROSgard is being developed as a potential new treatment for prevention of acute kidney injury in cardiac surgery.

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We are dedicated to developing tomorrow’s drugs against oxidative stress, helping millions of people to a better life by preventing and treating serious kidney diseases. ROSgard, our biological drug candidate, mimics the body’s own powerful defense system against oxidative stress. Designed with a natural “homing” to the kidneys, ROSgard prevents kidney damage by protecting, cleaning and repairing the exposed cells and tissues.

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