Orexa BV

Health through eating


  • 32 M patients undergo abdominal surgery per year WW.
  • 25 % of these patients develop post-operative ileus.

       Characterized by aversion to eating.

             Lack of food intake leading to prolonged hospitalization for 8 days on average.

             Costs increase: 6000 US$ / patient.

  • Current standard of care forced feeding limited by questioned efficacy.
  • Limited competition: Entereg (Alvimopan) is not available in Europe and is subject to a REMS program in the US significantly restricting its accessibility there.