Shares of Jaguar Animal Health (NASDAQ: JAGX) are up more than 8% this morning, likely trending higher on news that Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has launched a Mytesi® video that highlights the challenges of living with HIV-related diarrhea. Jaguar has licensed worldwide veterinary rights to Mytesi®, which is approved by the U.S. FDA for the symptomatic relief of noninfectious diarrhea in adults with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy. The video features commentary from people living with HIV/AIDS, describing the impact it has on their daily lives. “The active pharmaceutical ingredient in Mytesi®, crofelemer, is a first-in-class anti-secretory agent offering a natural solution and a novel, normalizing mechanism of action in both humans and animals,” Napo’s interim CEO and Jaguar’s president and CEO Lisa Conte stated in the news release.
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About Jaguar Animal Health, Inc.
Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. is an animal health company focused on developing and commercializing first-in-class gastrointestinal products for companion and production animals, foals, and high value horses. Canalevia™ is Jaguar’s lead prescription drug product candidate, intended for the treatment of various forms of diarrhea in dogs. Equilevia™ (formerly referred to as SB-300) is Jaguar’s prescription drug product candidate for the treatment of gastrointestinal ulcers in horses. Canalevia and Equilevia contain ingredients isolated and purified from the Croton lechleri tree, which is sustainably harvested. Neonorm™ Calf and Neonorm™ Foal are the company’s lead non-prescription products. Neonorm is a standardized botanical extract derived from the Croton lechleri tree. Canalevia and Neonorm are distinct products that act at the same last step in a physiological pathway generally present in mammals. Jaguar has nine active investigational new animal drug applications, or INADs, filed with the FDA and intends to develop species-specific formulations of Neonorm in six additional target species, formulations of Equilevia in horses, and Canalevia for cats and dogs. For more information about Jaguar, please visit www.jaguaranimalhealth.com.
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