SMURF grant to Glucox and Prof. Nils Welsh

Uppsala University and SLU have together with the European Regional Development Fund alloted Glucox Biotech and Professor Nils Welsh a SMURF grant for further studies of the protective action of Glucox´ lead compounds on beta cells.

In a pilot study one of Glucox´ proprietary specific Nox4 inhibitor compounds was found to protect beta cells in isolated pancreatic islets from high glucose induced cell death. The grant will be used to verify and elucidate the significance of this first observation. The project involves experiments in several different models.