Forendo Therapeutics

Forendo Pharma is a drug discovery and development company with a core competence in tissue specific regulation of sex hormones. Forendo founders, Risto Lammintausta, Professors Matti Poutanen and Antti Perheentupa bring a unique mixture of scientific, development, and clinical expertise to develop first in class therapies for intracrine diseases. Forendo discovery and development efforts focus on 17-HSD1 inhibitors for the treatment of endometriosis and on earlier programs from its HSD platform for other hormone dependent diseases. The company is also developing Fispemifene, the first selective estrogen receptor modulator for the treatment of symptoms of low testosterone. Forendo is based in Turku, Finland.

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2017/10/10
FORENDO PHARMA NOMINATES WORLD CLASS SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD AND ELECTS PROFESSOR LINDA GIUDICE AS THE CHAIRPERSON

Forendo Pharma, a drug development company developing novel oral treatments for endometriosis patients, announces the nomination of its Scientific Advisory Board today. Forendo is developing tissue-specific hormone inhibitors to rebalance local estrogen metabolism in endometrial tissues. The key differentiator of the company’s lead HSD17B1 inhibitor compared to other drug treatments is the ability to act locally without impacting the systemic estrogen levels as demonstrated in preclinical models. This selective activity is expected to allow safer long-term treatment of this chronic disease without harmful symptoms of estrogen deficiency.

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