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Glucox Biotech is dedicated to pioneering the development of NOX inhibitors, targeting critical therapeutic areas such as diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, ischemic stroke, and acute kidney injury. Our research is underpinned by a robust scientific foundation, aimed at indications where current treatments fall short or are not well-tolerated by patients. The Glucox Biotech pipeline contains unique, proprietary compounds with granted patents worldwide


Glucox Biotech is proud to present GLX7013114 as a groundbreaking therapeutic candidate in the battle against diabetic retinopathy. Highlighted in our publication in Diabetes (Volume 72, May 2023), “Topically Administered NOX4 Inhibitor, GLX7013114 Is Efficacious in Treating the Early Pathological Events of Diabetic Retinopathy“, this highly specific and selective NOX4 inhibitor has demonstrated remarkable potential. Our pre-clinical research indicates that GLX7013114’s efficacy is derived from its ability to target multiple pathological mechanisms involved in the development of diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic Retinopathy

The pathological journey of diabetic retinopathy begins with increased NOX4 activity, which plays a pivotal role in triggering a cascade of subsequent pathological mechanisms over time. GLX7013114’s targeted inhibition of NOX4 addresses this complexity head-on. By intervening at this critical juncture, GLX7013114 aims to halt the progression of diabetic retinopathy at its inception, offering a beacon of hope to those at risk of vision loss due to diabetes.

Cardiovascular Disease

The interplay between diabetes and cardiovascular health is a critical concern, with NOX4 playing a dual role in cell survival and death. Our GLX7013114 compound is at the forefront of exploring and potentially mitigating the complexities associated with cardiovascular disease.  GLX7013114 shows potential as pharmaceutical treatments for conditions like myocardial infarction and heart transplantation, offering new hope in the realm of heart health.

Ischemic Stroke

The role of NOX4 in ischemic stroke (IS) and its impact on mitochondrial function is another area of focus for Glucox Biotech. In conditions of hypoxia/reperfusion, often occurring during strokes, NOX4’s overactivity is a key factor affecting mitochondria. GLX7013114, as indicated in the research by V. Darsalia & C. Patrone (“Selective NOX4 Inhibitor M114 Reduces Stroke-Induced Brain Damage in Mice,” Karolinska Institutet), show promising potential as therapeutic interventions for ischemic stroke, aiming to mitigate brain damage and improve recovery outcomes.

Acute Kidney Injury

Glucox Biotech is also deeply involved in researching the potential of selective NOX4 inhibition in the context of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). The balance between cell survival and death, along with mitochondrial function, is crucial in AKI. GLX7013114 is designed to tackle these complex issues, offering a potential pathway to better manage and treat this challenging condition.


Glucox Biotech is at the forefront of addressing beta-cell failure with our novel, pre-clinical NOX inhibitor, GLX7013159. Building on the success of GLX7013114, GLX7013159 represents the next step in our strategic approach to combat diabetes at its cellular roots. Research, including studies published in PLOS ONE and Biomedicines, has demonstrated the potential of GLX7013159 in protecting beta-cells by selectively inhibiting NOX4 activity. This targeted action helps preserve the functionality of these crucial cells, thereby mitigating the effects of diabetes.

The significance of GLX7013159 has been underscored in several key studies. Wang et al.’s research highlights its effectiveness in countering human islet cell death, while Elksnis et al. have shown how pharmacological inhibition of NOX4 with GLX7013159 improves mitochondrial function and beta-cell survival. Further, Elksnis’s thesis, “Pharmaceutical Protection of Beta-Cells in Diabetes,” presents compelling evidence of GLX7013159 reducing blood glucose concentrations and lowering beta-cell apoptotic rates in diabetic models. These findings not only validate the therapeutic promise of GLX7013159 but also mark a significant advancement in diabetes care.

Glucox Biotech ardently continues its scientific exploration, unfolding new chapters in therapeutic research and development, always aspiring to elevate healthcare with potent and effective pharmaceutical interventions.

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