KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Positive Interim Results from Open-Label Study of ATX-101 in the Reduction of Unwanted Submental Fat (SMF) or “Double Chin”

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The drug is sodium deoxycholate for injection, code-named ATX-101 was developed for the treatment of lipomas – benign tumors of subcutaneous adipose tissue, as well as other unwanted fatty growths, such as a double chin. This substance, which is a salt of one of the bile acids, emulsifies fats, destroying their excess deposits

ATX-101 (a first-in-class injectable drug being studied for the reduction of localized fat. ATX-101 is a proprietary formulation of deoxycholate  a well-studied endogenous compound that is present in the body), a facial injectable drug for the reduction of unwanted fat under the chin, or submental fat. V. Leroy Young, MD, FACS, presented the initial results at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) 45th Annual Aesthetic Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 4, 2012.

In August 2010 Bayer Consumer Care AG signed a licensing and development collaboration agreement…

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