Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium

Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium to present its development program in Brazil

25 July 2018

Elly Kourany-Lefoll and Daniel Lacerda de Oliveira will participate as invited speakers at the 15th International...

Executive from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany re-emphasises the importance of addressing the treatment gap of preschoolers infected with schistosomiasis

22 June 2018

Initiation of the Phase III development program by the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium announced at the WHA...

A story of schistosomiasis infection in Ghana

A story of schistosomiasis infection in Ghana.
Video credit: Shelly Xie

Vision

Our vision is to reduce the global disease burden of schistosomiasis by addressing the medical need of infected preschool-age children including infants and toddlers.

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Mission

Our mission is to develop, register and provide access to a suitable pediatric praziquantel formulation for treating schistosomiasis in preschool-age children.

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Development program

Soon after its formation, the consortium established a pediatric drug development program, divided into two major steps: preclinical development, and clinical development.

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The pediatric formulation

A new child-appropriate praziquantel formulation is essential for treating children under 6 years of age. The formulation is a small, orally dispersible tablet with an acceptable taste.

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