Other therapeutic areas
Every day we strive to support positive change for patients and health services across the UK, working in close partnership to deliver meaningful results. At Ipsen, our licensed medicines and R&D cover a range of therapeutic areas.
We are committed to improving quality of life for patients and discovering new solutions for targeted debilitating diseases.
Other therapeutic areas we work in:
- Endometriosis (affects approximately 1.5 million women in the UK)i
- Uterine fibroids (estimated to affect around 1 in 2 women at some point in their life)ii
Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that lines the womb (endometrium) is found outside the womb, such as in the ovaries and fallopian tubes.iii It is the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK.i Currently there is no cure for endometriosis, but there are treatments that can help.
Ipsen’s work in this area aims to relieve symptoms of the condition to prevent it interfering with daily life.
Fibroids (also called uterine myomas or leiomyomas) are benign growths of uterine muscle and fibrous tissue, whose development is influenced by sex hormones, in particular oestrogen.ii At least 1 in 2 women develop one or more fibroids in their lifetime. They usually develop in women aged 30-50 and can sometimes run in families.ii
The majority of fibroids are asymptomatic and therefore require no treatment. However, when fibroids cause discomfort for patients, there are several treatment options to alleviate symptoms.ii
Ipsen supports people affected by fibroids by finding ways to minimise symptoms and help patients live better lives.
i Endometriosis UK. Endometriosis facts and figures, available https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/endometriosis-facts-and-figures Accessed October 2018
ii Patient. What are fibroids? Available at https://patient.info/health/periods-and-period-problems/fibroids Accessed October 2018
iii NHS: Endometriosis: Key fact available: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/endometriosis/ . Accessed October 2018