EsoCap’s vision is to improve the lives of patients with serious illnesses through the development of a unique topical drug delivery platform for diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

The Scientific Platform

EsoCap AG is a Swiss privately funded company based in Basel.

EsoCap owns a unique drug delivery platform allowing the topical application of drug substances for the local treatment of diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Topical treatment in the upper gastrointestinal tract is extremely difficult to achieve due to ultra-short esophageal transit times with less than two seconds from the mouth to the stomach.

The EsoCap drug delivery platform will represent a CHANGE IN PARADIGM, similar as it happened with aerosol therapy in asthma.

Addressing Major Medical Needs


At the moment there are major limitations in the local treatment of diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Our unique and smart application technology in the upper gastrointestinal tract is broadly applicable with established and novel drug substances. It will be beneficial in at least 6 indications affecting 370 Mio patients.


EsoCap is developing this novel platform together with major partners:

the University of Greifswald in Germany with its institute, the C_DAT (Center of Drug Absorption and Transport), which is a leading European center of excellence operating since 2011.

Our Approach

Clinical Feasibility

Our approach is to show the clinical feasibility for our unique drug delivery technology in one indication and to seek for a major partner within the biopharmaceutical industry.

First Indication

The first indication will be eosinophilic esophagitis(EoE), a rare inflammatory disease of the esophagus. Current therapeutic options are limited to extremely strict dietary measures, off-label steroid treatment and one product registered only in the EU. These treatment options remain suboptimal for a vast majority of affected patients.

 EsoCap owns a unique drug delivery platform allowing the topical application of drug substances for the local treatment of diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract.


EsoCap AG is led by one of the most experienced teams in the industry.

Our team has founded, led and grown some of the most important companies impacting patients’ lives through the development and the commercialization of major life-transforming medicines.


Board Members


EsoCap AG announced that a capital increase has been authorized by the Extraordinary General Assembly, held on April 11, 2019, followed by successful completion of a private placement financing. The proceeds of the private placement will be used to complete a clinical proof-of-concept trial in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). “We are delighted to have secured the […]

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Basel, Switzerland, February 6, 2019 EsoCap AG and LTS Lohmann Therapy-Systeme AG announced the start of cooperation on industrial development of a unique drug delivery technology for diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract. This collaboration leverages the collective expertise of a strong partner in the thin film industry with a highly innovative application technology. “We […]

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Basel, Switzerland, July 13th, 2018 EsoCap AG announced that it has successfully completed a private placement financing round on July 13th, 2018. The proceeds of the capital increase will be used toward the completion of the technical development of EsoCap’s unique drug delivery technology and the initiation of a clinical proof-of-concept trial in eosinophilic esophagitis […]

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EsoCap AG organized a scientific advisory board meeting with eight international experts in Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) in Zürich on June 14th, 2018.

Prof. Dr. Werner Weitschies, Head of the Center of Drug Absorption and Transport at the University of Greifswald gave a keynote presentation on EsoCap’s unique drug delivery platform.

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EsoCap announced that Sven Hoffmann and Isabelle Racamier have been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. “I am delighted to welcome Isabelle and Sven to the EsoCap Board. Both of them are highly talented executives bringing deep industry experience and a proven track record of building value” said Dr. Werner Tschollar, Chairman of the […]

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EsoCap AG and the University of Greifswald in Germany announced that they have entered into a licensing agreement granting EsoCap the exclusive worldwide rights for the unique drug delivery technology developed by the University of Greifswald. Prof. Werner Weitschies, Head of the Center of Drug Absorption and Transport and his team at the University of […]

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EsoCap AG is located in Basel, a major center for innovation.

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