Pharmaceutical Development


Exodos Life Sciences, the pioneering Chapel Hill-based drug development company, creates advanced, innovative drug candidates with the potential to satisfy a significant unmet medical need. We focus on topically delivered medications (applied to body surfaces such as the skin or mucous membranes) for the safe and effective treatment of ailments such as pain and inflammation.

Some hydrophobic chemicals, such as steroid hormones, can be absorbed into the body after being applied to the skin in the form of a cream, foam, gel, ointment or lotion. Transdermal patches have become a popular means of administering some drugs for birth control, hormone replacement therapy and prevention of motion sickness. Other examples of such technology are the application of antibiotics, antifungals, anti-inflammatories and antiviral medications.

The clinical results of Achelios, a sister company of Exodos Life Sciences, have been significant to date and show that our drug formulations offer superior skin permeation compared to many commercial brands; the Achelios formulation greatly enhances the permeation of selective pain and anti-inflammatory agents across human skin between 4 and 9 times that of leading commercial brands.