Evoke Granted First Gender Specific Patent for Gimoti™
“This patent represents the first female specific intellectual property approved for Gimoti and highlights the significant work we’ve accomplished in developing this novel new treatment for gastroparesis,” commented
Gastroparesis, which often compromises the ability for oral medications to pass through the stomach to allow predictable absorption, remains a significant burden on patients, 80% of whom are women. Through Evoke’s extensive gastroparesis research, the Company has developed Gimoti, its nasal formulation of metoclopramide, to deliver an effective medication while bypassing the dysfunctional stomach. This non-oral treatment is an important improvement in relieving symptoms of this debilitating disease, where approximately 4 million prescriptions of oral metoclopramide are written each year in
The company is currently preparing to submit its 505(b)(2) New Drug Application (NDA) for Gimoti to the
Evoke is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused primarily on the development of drugs to treat GI disorders and diseases. The Company is developing Gimoti, a metoclopramide nasal spray for the relief of symptoms associated with acute and recurrent gastroparesis in women with diabetes mellitus. Diabetic gastroparesis is a GI disorder afflicting millions of sufferers worldwide, in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents resulting in serious digestive system symptoms. Metoclopramide is the only product currently approved in
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