Movetis

Movetis was acquired by Shire in 2010 for €428 million. Movetis focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of diseases in the gastrointestinal (GI) area. It was created by a team of entrepreneurs led by Dirk Reyn as a spin-off from Johnson & Johnson. Its products address GI disorders, such as severe chronic constipation, ascites, pediatric reflux, as well as severe forms of GI motility disorders, including refractory gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Movetis brought to market Resolor, a drug for chronic constipation.

  • Sector

    Biopharmaceuticals

  • Strategy

    Capital

  • Status

    Exit

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