Initiator Pharma receives commitment of support for IPED2015 from Innovation Fund Denmark

Initiator Pharma A/S, a biotech company that is developing a novel treatment of erectile dysfunction, today announced that they have received a commitment from Innovation Fund Denmark to support the on-going clinical development of IPED2015. 

The Innobooster grant will support the ongoing trial with up to 2 MDKK. 

‘We are delighted to receive a commitment of support from Innovation Fund Denmark through the Innobooster program. It is a clear validation of Initiator Pharma and the quality of our IPED2015 program. We remain confident that IPED2015 will be a breakthrough therapy for the PDE5i non-responders and look forward to the completion of the trial’says CEO, Claus Elsborg Olesen.  

For additional information about Initiator Pharma, please contact: 

Claus Elsborg Olesen, CEO
Telephone: +45 6126 0035 E-mail: ceo@initiatorpharma.com 

This information is the information that Initiator Pharma is required to disclose under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was provided under the above contact person’s auspices, for publication on 03 September 2019.

About Initiator Pharma

Initiator Pharma is a Biotech company established in Aarhus, Denmark. Its main asset IPED2015 represents a novel treatment paradigm for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and will improve the quality of life for the growing number for patients (and their partners) that do not respond or cannot be treated with the current marketed medication.

About Erectile dysfunction 

Erectile dysfunction is sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity. ED affects more than 150 million men worldwide and that number is expected to increase to more than 320 million by 2025, fueled by aging demographics and increasing prevalence of life style diseases such as diabetes. ED patients have decreased quality of life due to various psychosocial factors such as low self-esteem, depression, sadness, anger, frustration, anxiety,  and relationship problems (1,2, 3). 

1.              Shabsigh R, et al. (1998) Increased incidence of depressive symptoms in men with erectile dysfunction. Urology52(5):848–852.

2.             Mccabe MP, Althof SE (2014) A systematic review of the psychosocial outcomes associated with erectile dysfunction: Does the impact of erectile dysfunction extend beyond a man’s inability to have sex? J Sex Med11(2):347–363.

3.             Nguyen HMT, Gabrielson AT, Hellstrom WJG (2017) Erectile Dysfunction in Young Men—A Review of the Prevalence and Risk Factors. Sex Med Rev5(4):508–520. 

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