"The Menlo Therapeutics leadership team we have built over the past year brings together significant dermatology and systemic therapies development experience," Steven Basta said. "As a team, we are expanding the development program for serlopitant to treat pruritus associated with multiple conditions."
ABOUT Serlopitant & Pruritus
Serlopitant is a once-daily oral neurokinin 1 (NK-1) receptor antagonist in development for the treatment of pruritus (itch). Pruritus is a frequent symptom of many dermatological and systemic conditions that is not adequately addressed by current therapies. Extensive scientific evidence suggests the neuropeptide, Substance P, plays a major role in the mediation of pruritus. The NK-1 receptor is the endogenous receptor for Substance P. Disrupting this common signaling pathway could address pruritus associated with a broad range of potential conditions. Menlo Therapeutics is developing serlopitant in clinical studies for the treatment of pruritus associated with several underlying medical conditions.
ABOUT Menlo Therapeutics Inc.
Menlo Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of serlopitant, a once-daily oral NK1 antagonist, for the treatment of pruritus. Menlo Therapeutics is funded by leading healthcare investors Vivo Capital (http://vivocapital.com), Presidio Partners (http://presidiopartners.com), Remeditex Ventures, LLC (http://www.remeditex.com) and F-Prime Capital (http://fprimecapital.com). More information is available at http://menlotherapeutics.com/.
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