Skip to main content
| News

KetoSwiss launches first product in the USA

19.07.2021

The Basel-based biotech startup KetoSwiss develops innovative therapies for neurological disorders. Following a successful capital increase, the company now has its sights set on international growth. A first product launch is now planned in the USA.

Brain - Keto Swiss launches first prodcut in the USA

Elena Gross, founder and CEO of KetoSwiss, suffers from migraines herself, as detailed in an article published by startupticker.ch. The available treatment methods were not efficient enough at easing the pain caused by migraines, which is why Gross set about developing effective alternatives with her biotech startup. In so doing, KetoSwiss discovered that certain types of migraines are caused by an energy deficit in the brain. Modern diets, which tend to be rich in carbohydrates, are in part responsible for this deficit and, aside from migraines, can also lead to neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s over time. KetoSwiss now intends to solve these issues. Following a successful capital increase, the company is now launching its first product in the USA.

Private investors have supported KetoSwiss with a convertible loan of 1.5 million Swiss francs, thereby facilitating the company’s entry onto the US market. By the end of the year, the Basel-based startup’s lead product will be on sale stateside. MigraKet is a food supplement with therapeutic effect to prevent migraines. Previous clinical studies – a Phase 2a trial has just been concluded – have found that MigraKet is both safe and effective, according to the article. The product combats the root cause of migraines and does not lead to any major side effects. KetoSwiss is now planning to establish a US subsidiary alongside the market launch of its lead product.

KetoSwiss describes its products as “fuel for brains”. They are predominantly made up of ketone bodies, which are compounds that contribute to energy production within the human body. These ketone bodies can act as a replacement for glucose in the brain at times when, for example, the transportation of glucose is compromised, which can lead to illnesses as a result. KetoSwiss is currently focusing on combating migraines, although the company is planning to turn its attention towards developing therapeutic approaches against Alzheimer’s, for example, at some point in the future.

Share this article

Sign up to receive our newsletter in your inbox.

You may also be interested in

Basel Area Business & Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech, Switzerland Innovation Park

South Korean pharma firms show interest in the Basel Area

Several South Korean firms from the life sciences industry, including three pharmaceutical multinationals, have visited the Basel Area on fact-finding...

Read More
Gamma Technologies acquires ProFEMAG portfolio
Advanced Manufacturing/AI, Basel Area Business & Innovation, ICT, Innovation, Invest

Gamma Technologies acquires ProFEMAG portfolio

The Basel-based firm ProFEMAG AG has sold its FEMAG software for electrical machine applications to Gamma Technologies. The company based...

Read More
Basel Area Business & Innovation, ICT, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Databaum establishes headquarters in Basel

Databaum is establishing its headquarters in Basel and plans to grow from its location there. The startup provides the agricultural...

Read More
Clinerion launches patient information platform
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Digital Health, ICT, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Clinerion launches patient information platform

Basel-based Clinerion is introducing its machine learning platform. It comprises a global network of hospitals and enables researchers to recognize...

Read More
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech, Switzerland Innovation Park

New innovation campus opens in the Basel Area

The Main Campus of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area was officially opened on October 29. In his speech, Federal...

Read More
Sumitovant acquires all shares in Myovant
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Sumitovant acquires all shares in Myovant

Sumitovant is in the process of making Basel-based Myovant Sciences a wholly owned subsidiary by acquiring a 100 percent shareholding...

Read More
1 2 3 59

Do you have a question? We'd like to hear from you.