SOM0044 is a small molecule for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterised by bradykinesia, rigidity, tremor at rest, shuffling gait and postural instability. The disease is caused by ageing, genetic and environmental factors. Symptoms usually appear around 60 years of age. Affects an estimated 10 million people worldwide. Available treatments are symptomatic, mainly involving dopaminergic agents for the control of motor function.