Galectin Therapeutics Inc. is a biotechnology company that is focused on developing novel therapies to improve the lives of patients with chronic liver disease and cancer. The Company’s product candidates include galectin-3 inhibitor, belapectin (GR-MD-02) and GM-CT-01. The Company’s lead drug belapectin is a carbohydrate-based drug that inhibits the galectin-3 protein which is directly involved in multiple inflammatory, fibrotic, and malignant diseases. The Company is using a galectin-3 inhibitor to treat advanced liver fibrosis and liver cirrhosis in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis patients. The Company also designed a Phase IIb/II clinical study, the NAVIGATE trial, evaluating the safety and efficacy of its galectin-3 inhibitor, belapectin (GR-MD-02), for the prevention of esophageal varices in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis.