Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc, formerly Breathtec Biomedical Inc, is a Canada-based drug development company. The Company is focused on the areas of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The Companyâ€™s drug discovery approach is based on the concept of drug repurposing. Drug repurposing is the process of discovering new therapeutic uses for existing drugs. Repurposing offers several benefits over traditional drug development including a reduction in investment and risk, shorter research periods and a longer active patent life.