Obesity

Gila is focused on development of products to treat metabolic diseases in specific target populations.


Target Populations

Gila Therapeutics is developing products for two populations:

1 - Individuals with obesity or who are overweight and are trying to lose weight

Product lifecycle management may lead us to explore targeting the additional population of:

2 - Individuals who are trying to prevent weight gain

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Available Approaches for Treating Obesity:

Available Treatment Options:

Clinicians treating obesity have found that no single therapy is completely efficacious.  Current options for treatment include:

  • Lifestyle changes / counseling
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Devices
  • Surgery

Options for pharmaceutical treatments are limited by:

  • Unwanted side effects
  • Limited treatment durations
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Despite these available treatments, there is an explosion of obesity worldwide, and hence there is need and opportunity for new and innovative treatments.

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Product Strategy

  • Fill gaps in the current pharmaceutical options
  • Develop treatments based on recent discoveries by Gila’s founders
  • Demand achievable goals with clear paths to commercialization
  • Maintain strong Intellectual Property protection

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Market Opportunity: The Obesity Epidemic

Obesity is This Century's Epidemic

  • Two thirds of the US population have obesity or are overweight; 80 million people suffer from obesity, while 120 million are classified as overweight (BMI of 25-30)
  • More than a billion people worldwide have obesity (BMI >30)
  • The associated co-morbidities cost the US healthcare system $190B every year
  • Obesity is a silent disease that impacts health, living costs and quality of life

Percent of Americans With Obesity:

(Data from Global Health Observatory data repository, WHO)

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The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide:

Gila is pursuing a clearly identified, growing, and global market need.

Percentage of Population with Obesity, by Country

(Data from Global Health Observatory data repository, WHO)

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Currently 108 million Americans are on diets, each making four to five attempts per year with only 1% success rate.

There is clearly a need for more and better solutions to address this growing epidemic.

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