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Orexo starts clinical study of nasal rescue medication – challenging established market

Allergy firm ALK could face new competition on the market for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, as the Swedish biotech firm will test its nasal candidate against today’s first-line, intramuscular injection treatments.

Nikolaj Sørensen, CEO of Orexo | Photo: Orexo / PR

Swedish biotech firm Orexo is ready to enter the clinical stage with a nasal candidate, OX640, for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, which includes anaphylaxis, a company press release has announced.

Today’s first-line treatment response consists mostly of intramuscular adrenaline injections, which means the Swedish firm’s nasal candidate could be a potential challenger on the established allergy market. One firm operating there is Danish firm ALK with its rescue pen, Jext.

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