Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a new drug development company dedicated to clinically proving the neuroprotective benefits of selective astrocyte activation, and advancing breakthrough therapeutic agents for treating brain injury patients.
Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals is developing a proprietary small molecule pharmaceutical agent for acute administration to patients who have suffered a TBI, concussion or stroke. This product would be administered by intravenous injection by emergency responders or a medical professional within 24 hours of injury to limit neuronal damage and cell death. Our approach at Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals differs significantly from historical neuroprotective attempts as we focus on a non-neuronal cell type, astrocytes, which are the most common cell type in the human brain and have only recently received broader attention as important cellular targets for therapeutic research. Additionally, as astrocytes are the natural caretaker cells in the brain and their activation, as our data show, enhances multiple natural healing mechanisms including protection against edema, glutamate excitotoxicity and oxidative stress