What is of Interest to Ferring Research Institute

FRI is committed to building a portfolio of novel, innovative peptide-based drugs and biologicals to address the high unmet medical need for patients in our therapeutic areas of interest.

We would welcome proposals focused on the following:

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

The impact of the gut microbiota on GI related diseases. The immunological basis of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders such as celiac disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease and the role of inflammatory processes in metabolic liver diseases including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Reproductive Health

Identification of targets with utility in the prevention and/or treatment of preterm labor or preeclampsia. New modalities for the treatment of endometriosis or menopausal symptoms. Improving fertility by targeting the molecular basis of embryo implantation, oocyte, embryo quality, FSH non-responders, anovulatory disorders, ovarian aging, polycystic ovarian syndrome or male factor infertility.

Urology

Novel approaches to treat prostate related disorders, such as secondary hypogonadism and benign prostatic hyperplasia, with specific interest in the causes of progression to castration resistant and hormone sensitive prostate cancer. Identification of targets and biomarkers for use in the treatment of disorders such as painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis, refractory overactive bladder, and/or non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

Endocrinology

Growth hormone, Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis related biology as well as peptide/protein hormone driven mechanisms and their application to endocrine disorders. Not of interest are: Diabetes, or Obesity.

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