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Acesion Pharma APS

Targeting the SK channel to control heart rate and rhythm

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Denmark’s Acesion Pharma AS’ co-founders Ulrik Sørensen, now serving as CEO, and Morten Grunnet, the start-up’s CSO, both worked for over a decade at NeuroSearch AS on a target and compounds that could yield a new treatment for AF. The target is a type of calcium-activated potassium channel classified as the SK channel. Although many kinds of ion channels have been pursued as targets of AF drugs, this particular channel is novel as a drug target and no drugs have been developed against it.

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