About Jaguar Health
Jaguar Health is a company focused on developing and commercializing first-in-class gastrointestinal products for companion animals, horses and production animals. Our products are designed with a thorough understanding of not only species-specific health issues, but also market practices, the economics of current treatment strategies, competitive dynamics, government initiatives, such as concerns about extensive antibiotic usage, and effective channels for new product introductions.
In addition to Canalevia™ for dogs and Neonorm™ for foals and preweaned dairy and beef calves, we are developing formulations of these products across multiple animal species and market channels.
Our management team has significant experience in gastrointestinal and animal health product development. This experience includes the development of crofelemer for human use, from discovery and preclinical and clinical toxicity studies, including the existing animal studies to be used for Canalevia™ regulatory approvals, through human clinical development.
Our team also includes individuals who have prior animal health experience at major pharmaceutical companies, including Ciba-Geigy Corp., now Novartis International AG, SmithKline Beecham Corporation, now GlaxoSmithKline LLC, and the animal health group of Pfizer Inc., now Zoetis Inc.
Novel Mechanism of Action (MOA)
Our gastrointestinal products and product candidates act by normalizing the flow of ions and water in the intestinal lumen, the dysregulation of which is the last step common to the manifestation of watery diarrhea. As a result, we believe that our products and product candidates may be effective in addressing watery diarrhea, regardless of cause. In addition, the channels that regulate this ion and water flow, including channels known as CFTR and CaCC (the sites of action of our gastrointestinal products), are generally present in mammals. We therefore expect that the clinical benefit shown in humans and preweaned dairy calves will be confirmed in multiple other species. Accordingly, we believe we can bring to market multiple products for a range of species that are first-in-class and effective in preventing the debilitating and devastating ramifications of watery diarrhea in companion and production animals.
The following diagram illustrates the mechanism of action of our gastrointestinal products and product candidates, which normalize chloride and water flow and transit time of fluids within the intestinal lumen.