Investors bet $35-million on Montreal startup’s effort to revive failed class of weight-loss drugs

The key, according to François Ravenelle, Inversago Pharma’s chief executive, is to avoid the drug entering the brain, where the side effects occur

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Another company, Massachusetts-based Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. , is taking a similar approach with a rival drug candidate. “What’s become clear about this mechanism is the molecules didn’t have to go into the brain to create weight loss and improved metabolic function,” said Jamie Stiff, managing director with Genesys, which helped create Inversago. “As long as [the molecules] didn’t get into the brain, all the side effects we saw in the first generation of compounds went away.

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