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Prolonging Canine Lifespan: Novel Drug Shows Potential, Company Awaits FDA Approval

Dogs, known for their comparatively shorter lifespans, are potentially on the brink of a breakthrough for extended longevity, thanks to San Francisco-based biotech company Loyal. Having received a “technical section complete” designation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), indicating agreement with the efficacy of their drug based on data, Loyal is progressing toward enhancing canine lifespans.

Celine Halioua, CEO of Loyal, clarified that although the drug cannot be marketed yet, and discussions with veterinarians about it are premature, the significant hurdle of establishing its effectiveness has been cleared and initially codenamed LOY-001, the drug targets large dog breeds for lifespan extension.

This milestone positions Loyal for “expanded conditional approval,” a swift authorization pathway for animal drugs. With aspirations for conditional approval by 2026, Loyal aims to navigate the remaining steps, including finalizing manufacturing and safety aspects. Upon approval, LOY-001 could be prescribed by veterinarians to extend the lifespan of large dogs, marking a potential breakthrough in canine health.

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