Treating Patients with Complex Metabolic Conditions
Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) is a specialty biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing first in class, specific, non-absorbed, oral protein therapeutics to patients with serious renal, urologic, and orphan diseases. Allena is currently conducting a Phase 2 program for its lead product candidate, ALLN-177, in patients with hyperoxaluria. The company’s technological approach enables the design and development of oral protein therapies that remain in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, where the protein exerts its therapeutic effect by degrading toxic metabolites, without being absorbed into the bloodstream.
Year Invested: 2011
Location: Newton, Mass.