Conquering Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome ARDS and Cancer - Faron Pharmaceuticals

Endothelial barrier is everything

We all face life threatening conditions, if we lose the key property of vasculature - the endothelial barrier. Faron has identified several molecular mechanisms involved in the control of endothelial functions, providing opportunities to develop new unique drugs for true unmet medical need.

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Drug development to save lives

Faron's lead drug platform Traumakine prevents vascular leakage through the injured endothelium of several central organs, potentially saving lives of seriously ill patients, e.g. those having acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The Clevegen project aims at recovering tumour immunity to help the host fight tumour growth and spread by controlling one of the key regulatory pathways connected to several cancers.

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World-class expert network

Faron sources innovations from Academia and has built a strong expert network to execute drug development programs. The key opinion leaders play a crucial role in every step of our work, from inventions to clinical protocols and dissemination of results.

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Many value inflection points in near future

Faron wants to create shareholder value, not only by advancing the pipeline but also by optimizing commercial steps of Faron products in various territories. Faron has already limited territorial licenses but retains all rights in Europe and USA for all proprietary drug candidates under development.

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Lean Drug Development Company

Faron is a drug discovery and development company focussed on creating novel treatments for medical conditions with significant unmet needs. The company is based in Turku, Finland. Faron currently has a pipeline of clinical stage products focusing on acute organ traumas, cancer immunotherapy and vascular damage.

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TRAUMAKINE Phase III study targeting the treatment of ARDS

Faron has entered into pan-European pivotal Phase III study with its lead candidate Traumakine®, which targets the treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). This study, called INTEREST, aims to achieve conditional European approval and has received €6 million European Union Framework Programme funding (FP7). Currently there is no available drug treatment for ARDS, an orphan lung disease which has a high 30–45% mortality rate.

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Faron raising £8.0 million through a Placing and Subscription

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Recent news

21.11.2016
TURKU – FINLAND, 21 November 2016 – Faron Pharmaceuticals Ltd (“Faron”) (LON: FARN), the clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announces that on 18 November 2016 the Board of Faron granted 400,000 options over ordinary shares in the Company (”Options”) under the Faron 2015 Option Plan at an exercise price of 290 euro cents per share.
31.10.2016
TURKU – FINLAND, 31 October 2016 – Faron Pharmaceuticals Ltd (“Faron”) (LON: FARN), the clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that its patent application to protect the intravenous use of interferon-beta (IFN-beta) in a novel formulation has been accepted by the Finnish patent office.
24.10.2016
TURKU – FINLAND, 24 October 2016 – Faron Pharmaceuticals Ltd (“Faron”) (LON: FARN), the clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that its Japanese licensing partner Maruishi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Maruishi”) has recruited the first patient in the Japanese Phase III pivotal clinical trial for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (“ARDS”) with FP-1201-lyo (also known as Traumakine®).

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Traumakine video

Find out the Traumakine® mechanism of action, presented by Professor Geoff Bellingan, medical director at University College London Hospitals (UCLH), who led the Phase II trial.