Mereo BioPharma (MREO) is a British small-cap ($62M) biopharma developing therapeutics for rare disorders as well as endocrine and oncological diseases. MREO has a diverse pipeline including MPH-966 (alvelestat), BCT-197 (acumapimod), and OMP-305B83 (navicixizumab) for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and ovarian cancer, respectively. The focus of this article is BGS-649 (leflutrozole), a drug asset licensed from Novartis (NVS) that is in clinical development for treating hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (Hypo-H).
What Is Hypogonadism?
Hypogonadism is a medical condition characterized by a deficiency in testosterone, the primary male circulating sex