“Over a year ago, we offered people who experience PKU on a daily basis an innovative blend of amino acids that could meet unmet needs related to their diet. The positive results reported to us by healthcare professionals, patients and families have certainly been gratifying, however, our real motivation for further progress has come from suggestions for improvement. The need to make PKU GOLIKE granules easier to drink was clearly seen, which prompted us to continue our research and development program to develop proposals that would further improve the nutritional management of PKU. This goal, which inspires me and the entire APR team, gives me energy on a daily basis, as an entrepreneur and as the father of a boy with phenylketonuria. And so was born the idea of developing an ally that would make PKU GOLIKE even easier to use “.
These are the words of Paul galfetti, CEO of APR Applied Pharma Research, which now presents GOLIKE Shake & Drink. GOLIKE Shake & Drink is a small bottle containing only 150 ml of water lightly gelled with xanthan gum, without any flavoring or additional calories. The slightly gelled aqueous solution makes it possible to suspend the PKU GOLIKE granules and makes them easy and quick to drink, while preserving all the benefits of the product. GOLIKE Shake & Drink thus offers a convenient way to drink the PKU GOLIKE mix in granules.
People living with PKU can now choose to continue adding PKU GOLIKE to their favorite meals or to use the GOLIKE Shake & Drink bottle, free with each pack of PKU GOLIKE, to drink the mixture like a glass of water, or to alternate the two modes of consumption.
About phenylketonuria or PKU
Phenylketonuria or PKU is a rare recessive genetic metabolic disease that affects approximately 500,000 people worldwide. PKU is characterized by a deficiency or lack of an enzyme necessary to metabolize phenylalanine (Phe). PKU is treated with a strict diet – to be followed for life – with a low phenylalanine content (and therefore a low protein content), which therefore requires amino acid supplementation via specific products.
About the GOLIKE® PCU
PKU GOLIKE® is a phenylalanine-free food for special medical use (FSMP) granules, containing amino acids, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. Designed with Physiomimic Technology ™, PKU GOLIKE is characterized by a special coating that ensures a more physiological absorption of amino acids, masking their unpleasant taste, smell and aftertaste. For more details see: www.apr.ch/apr-pharma-products/medical-prescription/genetic-metabolic-disease/
About APR Applied Pharma Research sa
APR is an independent pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Italy and Germany focused, for more than 25 years, in the development and commercialization of products intended to improve the quality of life of patients and families suffering from rare or debilitating diseases.
APR draws on many years of experience in developing patented drug delivery technologies, which are then applied to develop innovative therapeutic solutions.
APR’s portfolio includes products for the treatment of rare or niche diseases which are marketed in some fifty countries around the world, either directly through its subsidiaries, or indirectly through distribution agreements with selected partners. APR believes that a tireless effort in research represents the fundamental pillar of future therapeutic solutions and, for this reason, the pipeline includes products at different stages of development concentrated in 3 selected therapeutic areas: hereditary recessive metabolic diseases, the care of support for cancer and skin rare diseases.
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