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Lipum participates in investment and partnering meeting

Today, our COO, Pernilla Abrahamsson, is traveling to Paris to participate at French-Swedish Life Science Days 2019. The goal of the conference is to establish new contacts and identify business and collaboration opportunities. The conference [...]

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Lipum to Basel for one-to-one meetings

- We are looking forward to one-to-one meetings in Basel, among the largest biopharma hubs in Europe, says CEO Einar Pontén when Lipum is preparing to participate at the 19th Annual Biotech in Europe Forum [...]

We develop an anti-inflammatory drug with first-in-class potential

We aim to eliminate or alleviate painful symptoms for millions of patients suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases. Lipum has a biological anti-inflammatory drug candidate developed against Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) – an autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the joints. It often causes disability and lowers the quality of life for millions.

Lipum also address the treatment of Juvenile Iodiopathic Artrithis (JIA) that is a rare disease affecting children. A novel biological drug for this disease may be considered for an orphan drug designation. Treatment of other chronic inflammatory conditions is also explored. Related diseases are such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis.

Our biological anti-inflammatory drug candidate provides a novel mechanism of action. Therefore, it is assumed to have less adverse effects than current treatments in use.

SHORT FACTS:

An autoimmune disease is caused by the individuals immune response to its own body.

Autoimmune diseases are for example RA, IBD, psoriasis, diabetes mellitus type 1, Graves disease, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Artrithis

  • more common among woman
  • increased occurence for elderly
  • 0.2-1.3% have the diagnosis worldwide
  • USD 19.7 bn market (2014, Nature Reviews)

Juvenile Iodiopathic Artrithis

  • onset before 16 years of age
  • 80,000 affected both in EU and the US