When Caixa Capital Risc invested in bioscience company Sanifit in 2007, the company was at launch stage. With CCR’s backing over the last seven years, the Spanish start-up has created potential treatments for calcification disorders affecting one million end-stage kidney disease sufferers in Europe, the US and Japan. This work is critical as the build-up of calcium in the body can cause heart attacks, cardio-vascular disease, and rare conditions, such as calciphylaxis, which dramatically reduce sufferers’ life expectancy.
With CCR’s ongoing funding, Sanifit has taken its leading drug (SNF 472) through early testing and into phase II clinical trials. The group is also developing a treatment for osteoporosis which affects some 100 million people worldwide.
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