Poxel SAS is a France-based company principally engaged in the biopharmaceutical sector. The Company develops drugs with a focus on Type 2 diabetes. The Company aims at developing drugs from preclinical to phase 2 clinical proof of concept. Its lead product, Imeglimin, is in clinical phase 2 study for Type 2 diabetes indication. A direct activator of AMPK for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes has started its preclinical development, and other projects in the research phase target diabetes and other metabolic diseases with small molecules that have a disease-modifying mechanism of action. Poxel SAS was spun out from Merck Serono. The Company cooperates with the Laboratory for Fundamental and Applied Bioenergetics, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma, Joseph Fourier University and Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, among others.