We are a New York-based pharmaceutical company devoted to improving nighttime and daytime quality of life for people with insomnia. We have developed Zleepax, which is the first sleep aid with beta blockers as the major active agent.
First generation beta blockers inhibited natural melatonin secretion and had a negative impact on sleep. Recent publications have shown that certain third-generation beta blockers actually improve quality of sleep for patients with mild hypertension. These third-generation beta blockers has been widely used to treat hypertension since the early 1990s, is well tolerated in chronic use, has an attractive side-effect profile, and should thus perform excellently applied as a sleep enhancer. Our patent application covers the use of beta blockers-alone or in combination with other anti-insomnia drugs-for the treatment of stress-related insomnia.
We have assembled a team to conduct clinical trials of our Zleepax formula. We have entered into a joint venture with Sajo Consulting LLC for development and commercialization efforts associated with our drug. Canadian clinical trials were originally planned for Q3 2017 pending approval of a New Drug Submission by the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada. However, we have been unable to raise funds necessary to commence the trials.