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There are currently no approved pharmacologic treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that target its cause and symptoms. PaxMedica is on a promising path to change that, bringing hope to millions.

PaxMedica is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative treatments for unmet needs in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Our lead programs are focused on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

About Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorders are characterized by extreme versions of the processes that govern the ability to (1) focus attention, and (2) filter out sensory input. While these often bring with them a wide range of special abilities — including the ability to hyperfocus on specific tasks — they also can make normal everyday interactions and activities more challenging, not only for people with autism, but also for those around them, beginning with their families.

PaxMedica’s lead product in development may help eliminate, reduce, or modulate some of the more troublesome aspects of these processes. That opens the potential for people with autism to integrate their behavior with others more successfully and improve their lives. And that would be a significant advance for them and everyone they touch — families, friends, and the larger world around them.

Behavioral Signs of Autism1

Did you know?

For 2020, 1 in 36 children was estimated to have ASD
It manifests between 18 months and 3 years of age3
It affects 4 times more boys than girls4

In the United States...

of autistic children are not admitted to regular schools5
of children with autism are bullied6
of autistic children are misdiagnosed7
more children are diagnosed every year8

Despite the enormous burden on children and families, there are currently no FDA-approved treatments for the core symptoms of ASD.

PaxMedica is on a promising path to change that, bringing hope to millions.

Our Pipeline

We are building a robust pipeline of products targeting Autism Spectrum Disorder and related neurodevelopmental conditions.

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Other area of focus: HAT

Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) is a neglected tropical disease commonly known as African sleeping sickness. It is endemic to regions of sub-Saharan Africa and is a serious disease that is fatal if not adequately treated. PaxMedica is on a path to file an NDA with the FDA in 2024 for PAX-101 for the treatment of this neglected tropical disease in the US. If approved as an orphan drug, PaxMedica may qualify to receive a Priority Review Voucher (PRV), a valuable asset to advance clinical development of PAX-101 for ASD.

Human African Trypanosomiasis

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