Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium

Renowned African Research Institutes Join Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium

22 May 2018

Complementary experience offered by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB) in conducting clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa will be instrumental for the success of...

Consortium represented at the ‘International Society of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) Festival’ in London

26 March 2018

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium partners, Merck and Lygature, join the ISNTD Festival on March 27, 2018 (London, UK).

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. This formulation that aims to use small, orally dispersible tablets with an acceptable taste. 

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