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Vantia Therapeutics Raises £4 Million to Fund Clinical Development of its Lead Compounds
Date:7/6/2011

BPH, such as alpha-blockers, have little effect on nocturia and given the significant limitations of other therapies, there are few options available to patients.

VA111913 - Dysmenorrhoea

VA111913 is a small molecule oral drug candidate, discovered by Vantia Therapeutics, and in clinical development for the treatment of dysmenorrhoea, a condition characterised by abnormal contractions of the uterus during menstruation causing severe, and often debilitating pain.

VA111913 acts by blocking vasopressin V1a receptors in the uterus wall to reduce abnormal contraction, thereby offering the potential to be the first drug that directly targets the cause of the pain associated with dysmenorrhoea.

There are currently no targeted therapies for dysmenorrhoea and treatments in common use include over-the-counter painkillers or oral contraceptives used 'off-label'. The market opportunity for a targeted drug for the management of dysmenorrhoea is estimated to be in excess of US$1 billion per year.

Contact details:
Vantia Therapeutics
Andrew Crockett, CEO : +44(0)238-076-3456 /+44(0)787-255-9676
info@vantia.com

Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Chris Gardner / Mark Swallow / Nina Enegren : +44(0)207-638-9571
vantia@citigatedr.co.uk



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