Ronopterin – treatment to reduce traumatic brain damage and improve patient outcomes
To date, we are still lacking a specific drug to treat the acute and long-term devastating consequences of traumatic brain injury.
Ronopterin addresses this unmet medical need as iNOS inhibition
- reduces the severity and progression of damage during the acute phase
- decreases the aggressiveness of the basic treatment during the critical care phase
- improves neurologic recovery over time
- increases quality of life over time
Worldwide approx. 60 million patients suffer from TBI annually.
TBI is a major cause of death and disability mainly affecting young males, mostly victims of motor vehicle accidents. Among the elderly, falls are amongst the most frequent causes.
More than 50% of the patients have to endure the long-term debilitating psychological and physiological consequences.
The direct medical costs for the treatment of patients suffering from a TBI are tremendous.
The most significant economic burden results from indirect costs such as loss of productivity, reduction of quality of life, disability, and the necessity for relatives to provide – sometimes life-long – care for a patient.
The global costs of care and consequences of TBI amount to an estimated 400 billion USD.
The high economic burden and undermet medical need account for a market potential of 1 bn USD annually by 2030.