Skin and eye diseases may negatively affect the appearance and quality of life, why patients are highly involved in the choice of therapy. Patients deserve and are looking for therapies that are not only safe and efficacious, but also convenient and easy to use in daily routines – in particular in the case of life-long chronic diseases.
Sometimes new topical therapies are difficult to develop for reasons of stability or solubility of the active ingredients or due to difficulties in delivering active ingredients into the target tissue in the skin or eyes. This often results in the termination of development of otherwise promising new therapies or in suboptimal formulations of the products that patients do not like to use in daily routines, e.g. because they are greasy (stain clothes and bedding) or causes stinging and burning in the skin or in the eyes. Patients are likely not to use such inferior products as prescribed, which results in poor real-life efficacy and satisfaction. These dynamics cause patients to stop therapies, shift to more convenient, but less effective topical products or to shift to much more expensive systemic (oral or injectable) therapies that suppresses the immune system.
PAD™ Technology enables new topical formulations of potent active ingredients into creams or eye drops (PAD™ vehicles), that are very pleasant for patients to use in daily routines, while optimizing delivery of the active ingredients into the target tissue thereby releasing the full potential of the therapies. This enables introduction of a new range of active ingredients into topical therapies and an opportunity to significantly upgrade existing leading drugs. PAD™ Vehicles enables a new standard in topical therapies for chronic inflammatory conditions by releasing the full potential of active ingredients in formulations preferred by patients.
Our current pipeline includes programs in major chronic inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, uremic pruritus, dry skin and dry eyes: