STOCKHOLM, Nov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Swedish healthtech startup Sigrid Therapeutics is set to prevent two of the world’s biggest health challenges, type 2 diabetes and obesity with its SiPore15® powder. This vision has attracted a number of Sweden’s family offices to invest just over $8.4 million in new capital making a total since inception of $17.5 million.
“A quarter of the world population is affected with chronic lifestyle diseases which are preventable. That is why we created SiPore15® a patented silica-based powder clinically proven to lower long-term blood sugar and a range of metabolic parameters. Designed to act locally in the gut SiPore15® consists of precisely engineered micron-sized silica particles with tailored porosity capable of entrapping digestive enzymes inside the gut, lowering calorie uptake. Clinical studies with SiPore15® have shown a 1.4 mmol/mol reduction in long term blood sugar, HbA1c, in prediabetics after 3 months of consumption. This magnitude of reduction has been shown to reduce diabetes incidence in prediabetics by 31%” says Sigrid Therapeutics CEO Sana Alajmovic.