2019 was the year of spectacular news, generated from the field of aging research. Supposedly, scientists had succeeded in slowing down the aging process, stopping it, even reversing it. As if life was an hourglass and we had learned how to stop time from running out by popping a pill, or even how to reverse the life flow.
A report on the current projects of the MetrioPharm team
Timetables on the office
walls, e-mails with long to-do lists and meetings of all project groups: The
new year has started off busy. In order to move the MetrioPharm pipeline ahead
as planned, the team is coordinating several major projects simultaneously.
One of the most important is the completion of the Phase II trial in the indication psoriasis...
In October you attended the ECTRIMS conference for MetrioPharm. What was your impression?
Dr. Sara Schumann: The conference is immense. This year there were more than 9000 participants who met in Berlin. One can say that this international conference is the most important forum for researchers and clinicians on multiple sclerosis (MS).
Dr. Astrid Kaiser: Many MS therapies already available today were presented. Of course, we can learn a lot from these post-marketing studies as they clearly show the advantages and disadvantages of currently available drugs.
We have spent this summer on the road. While the scientific team oversaw the progress of our Phase II clinical trial, our Business Development and Investor Relations staff introduced MetrioPharm AG to many different people: potential development partners, medical scientists, financial analysts, healthcare experts and investors.
In spring 2018, we met the three founders of MetrioPharm AG in Zurich for an interview. We talked about the right intuition for molecules with potential, about the ongoing clinical trial and MetrioPharm’s plans for the future
In 2007, the three of you founded MetrioPharm AG together. How did this happen?