COPENHAGEN, July 30, 2018 – AntibioTx, a clinical stage, pharmaceutical company targeting antimicrobial infections and microbiome-related disorders today announced collaboration with Southern Illinois University in the search of new effective treatments against endometriosis. Dr. Rasmus Toft-Kehler CEO at AntibioTx commented “We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Kanako and her group to elucidate the potential for a novel treatment of endometriosis” to which Dr. Morten Sommer, CSO of AntibioTx further added “We have great confidence in the approach invented by Dr. Kanako and are committed to support this program with a clear aim to bring a new treatment to millions of patients with a very significant and neglected medical need”.
Endometriosis is a common long-term chronic disease that can have a profound impact on women’s physical health and quality of life. Symptoms typically appear when endometrial tissue is found outside the uterus causing significant pain and discomfort. Classic symptoms include intense pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia and infertility. Malignant transformation of endometriosis may occur in up to 1% of women.
Occurrence is mostly in women of childbearing age and most frequently in the age group 30-40 years. The prevalence is estimated to be 6-10% in the general female population, although the condition is considered to be underdiagnosed.
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