Welcome

Gemmus is a privately held biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative pharmaceutical products for the treatment of influenza and other viral infectious diseases. Using a novel, host-directed approach, we target the underlying cause of debilitating symptoms associated with influenza and 'influenza-like-illness' (ILI) by modulating the natural immune response to the disease. We are committed to developing “first-in-class, best-in-class” products that meet a major medical need.

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STRATEGY

Unlike antiviral therapies that focus on decreasing the production or release of viral particles, scientists at Gemmus are developing a drug that decreases the severity of the symptoms by modulating the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines.

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GP1681

Our lead candidate, GP1681, is an agonist of a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) which is expressed on human white blood cells. GP1001 has an extensive clinical safety record and it has been repurposed for the treatment of influenza infections.

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MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

The market for influenza therapies is over $1 billion worldwide per year and is expected to increase. There is a clear unmet need for treatments which are not susceptible to viral resistance and can reduce the severity of symptoms anytime during the disease.

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