Karessa develops fast-acting drugs for erectile dysfunction
Karessa is a Swedish pharmaceutical company that aims to revolutionise the market for medicinal products treating erectile dysfunction. Through innovation and patented drug delivery platform, we want to help men to regain their sexual potency – without the need to plan far in advance.
Our medicinal product will not be taken in tablet form, but will instead be delivered directly into the bloodstream via a film that is applied discreetly to the oral mucosa. The main advantages for the patient include a faster and more reliable effect compared with today's preparations.
Our business model is based on combining proven, effective and approved substances with our own patented drug delivery platform. Through this combination, we are generating significant benefits, both for the patient and for Karessa itself. For Karessa as a company, the combination means a shorter time to market, lower development costs and reduced risk compared with traditional drug development.
Analysguiden May, 2017
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Karessa Pharma announces today that the company's license has been reinforced through patent granted in Europe
The European Patent Office (EPO) has issued a granted patent regarding patent application for the use and formulation of buccal films based on alginate. The grant of the patent with number 1976562 will be published by EPO's European Patent Bulletin on 21st of February 2018.
Karessa Pharma Holding AB announces today that a patent application for Vardenafil buccal film has been submitted to the European Patent Office
On the 20th of December 2017, Karessa submitted an application to the European Patent Office concerning the use and formulation of buccal film with Vardenafil.
Status project K-03
Last patient is dosed in Karessa's clinical study (Phase I) with K-03 Vardenafil buccal film. Final results from the study will be reported in the beginning of April 2018.
Read more about K-03 and our other projects here.
Karessa in Life Science Sweden
Karessa and CEO Michael Brobjer are mentioned in an article about this year's Pharma Outsourcing.
Read the article (in Swedish) ”Utvecklare möttes på Pharma Outsourcing”
Karessa's work is mentioned
New article about Karessa's unique platform and development work with drugs to treat erectile dysfunction.
Read the article (in Swedish) ”Utvecklar läkemedel mot impotens”
40 per cent of all 40-year-old men are affected
40 per cent of all 40-year-old men suffer from erectile dysfunction, i.e. the inability to achieve and maintain an erection sufficient to enable successful intercourse. The reasons may be physical, mental, or a combination of both. The biggest underlying factors include age, other medications and lifestyle.
Read more about the market for medicinal products treating erectile dysfunction here.