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Imeglimin Hydrochloride: First Approval

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posted on 2021-09-01, 10:50 authored by Yvette Lamb


Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Authorship and Conflict of interest During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. Yvette Lamb is a salaried employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.

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Imeglimin hydrochloride (TWYMEEG®; hereafter referred to as imeglimin) is an orally administered, first-in-class glimin being developed by Poxel and, in several Asian countries, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D). The glimins are a novel class of glucose-lowering agents that target multiple components of diabetes-associated pathology. In June 2021, imeglimin received its first approval for use in T2D in Japan. The Japanese approval was based on extensive preclinical and clinical data, including positive results from the pivotal phase III TIMES programme. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of imeglimin leading to this first approval for T2D.

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