Approval of flibanserin by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was a significant advancement for women's health, addressing the important unmet medical need for women living with HSDD. The condition is marked by a lack of sexual thoughts and desire for sexual activity that cannot be accounted for by another medical, physical, psychiatric, or medication-induced condition. An estimated one in 10 women may have HSDD at some point in their life, for which therapies like flibanserin and Lorexys, S1 Biopharma's next-generation first in class drug, are being developed to address.
We are pleased for Dr. Robert Pyke, who before joining S1 Biopharma as Chief Medical Officer in 2012 to develop Lorexys, had fathered flibanserin at Boehringer Ingelheim before it was acquired by Sprout Pharmaceuticals.
S1 Biopharma, Inc. is continuing the development of Lorexys, a unique multi-receptor oral tablet being studied for the treatment of HSDD in pre-menopausal women. Lorexys will provide first-line treatment for women suffering from HSDD as an easy to administer daily pill.