MC2 Therapeutics is uncovering new topical therapies within the field of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. We are proud to take leadership in setting a new standard powered by our PAD Technology™, our research into the root causes of poorly understood autoimmune and chronic inflammatory conditions and our ability to effectively execute on development of best- in-class or first-in-indication innovative topical therapies. Example is our recently US FDA and EU approved Wynzora® Cream for treatment of plaque psoriasis.
Inflammatory painful and/or visible conditions on the skin or in the eyes may negatively affect the self-esteem and quality of life of patients. Topicals in themselves may be burdensome for the patient when applied on the skin or in the eyes. Therefore, people living with autoimmune or inflammatory conditions are highly involved in the choice of topical therapies. There is a major unmet need to significantly upgrade the patient treatment experience with topical therapies that – in one single product – can provide the three essentials:
(i) EFFICACY: Fast onset and high efficacy;
(ii) TOLERABILITY: Favourable tolerability and safety profile;
(iii) ADHERENCE: Formulations that motivates high adherence in daily routines.
Topical therapies may be difficult to develop for reasons of poor stability or lack of solubility of the active ingredients or difficulties in delivering active ingredients into the target tissue through the barrier of the skin or the eyes. This often results in compromised formulations that do not release the full potential of the active ingredients or use of allergenic or greasy ingredients that people do not like to use in their daily routines, due to suboptimal efficacy, greasiness (stain clothes and bedding), tolerability issues or because they cause stinging, burning or other unwanted side effects.
Inferior topical formulations cause discontinuation of or low adherence to therapy, dissatisfied patients and increase switching to other topicals or much more expensive, systemic therapies (orals or biologics).
PAD Technology™ combined with carefully selected active ingredients uniquely enables a new standard of topical formulations tailored to release the potential of active ingredients in the target tissue and to be tolerable and pleasant to use in daily routines. They are designed to motivate high adherence and thereby efficacy in a real-world setting – all in a single product – no compromises.
In addition to major indications such as plaque psoriasis our current pipeline is focused on indications where the pathology is poorly understood and where there are currently no approved treatments such as CKD-ap 3-5 (uremic pruritus), lichen sclerosus and Sjogren dry eye.
To support our patient holistic approach, we will also continue to add more products to our biomee™ skin care line designed for dry, itchy, and sensitive skin.