Innovator of Biotherapeutic Treatment for Rare Pediatric Genetic Skin Diseases: Dermelix Biotherapeutics

Katherine Jasmine

Dermelix Biotherapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on delivering innovative treatments to patients suffering from rare genetic skin diseases. It’s novel antenatal (before birth) protein replacement therapy treats a rare pediatric genetic disease with no currently available corrective treatment options. Another of their innovative genetic therapeutic technologies topically delivers medication directly to the affected area of the skin of pediatric patients with Netherton Syndrome, another rare skin disease.

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Start-Up Company with Urgent Need

The client expressed an immediate need for a website landing page to present Dermelix Biotherapeutics as an innovative, ethical biopharma that is moving forward with urgency to target rare genetic skin disorders. This landing page had to launch within weeks from the initial creative meeting with the client to coincide with World Rare Diseases Day.

3 Media Web went to work immediately and within days they designed a landing page which was linked to the client’s press release for World Rare Disease Day. The landing page was the basis for the website design and used the new Dermelix helix logo.

The graphic helix is featured throughout the Dermelix website as static illustration superimposed over photo images and as filler illustrations to reinforce the brand on each page of the website. The helix element of the logo is also used within animated illustrations that explain in detail the client’s medical approach.

Complex Message Delivered with Organization and Precision

The Dermelix website presented the challenges of a start-up biotech company whose design and content needed to be precise and organized in such a way to resonate with various constituencies: the medical community, patient families, and investors.

3 Media Web worked closely with two key Dermelix creators to help organize the website to best meet the needs of their target markets. The resulting website has straightforward navigation and easy-to-understand content that delivers its complex message. The Home page announces the company’s key message in a bold and direct manner with the statement: “Harnessing Innovative Science to Improve Patients’ Lives” superimposed over a close-up of the skin. The helix logo graphic elements are also used here and throughout the site to support branding efforts.

The company’s single focus: “Rapidly developing innovative therapies for rare genetic skin diseases,” is reinforced with a pop-up graphic that explains that more than 1000 rare genetic skin diseases have been identified and only 0.6% have FDA approvals.

These vital statistics provide the foundational aspects of the company’s mission and passion.

Collaborative Effort

3 Media Web worked with the Los Angeles graphic design firm that had been retained by Dermelix Biotherapeutics to design a logo and branding package.  Throughout the process, 3 Media Web coordinated branding efforts utilizing the logo and branding they developed.

The Science Explained

Scrolling down the Home page, the reader encounters the illustrated helix of the Dermelix logo beside an introduction to the Science behind the therapies. A button inviting the reader to Learn more, links to the explanation of the company’s integrated product platforms, supported with graphic illustrations. These illustrations of their medical approach, both animated and fixed, and created by 3 Media Web, were the result of close communications with the client and were tweaked until they were detailed and precisely accurate to meet their high standards.

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Easy to Navigate

The main navigation bar highlights the major points the client wanted to convey to the three target audiences – patients and their families, the medical community, and investors.

The About page explains the company’s commitment and underlying passion for the work they are doing. The Leadership page uses the helix design to outline the key employees on the Dermelix team with a link to a brief bio. The Pipeline page includes a chart of clinical trials and logos of collaborating companies, along with an invitation to link to the NIH US National Library of Medicine for more information about clinical trials.

The Our Science page demonstrates the pioneering approach of the Dermelix Antenatal Therapeutics and Topical SNA Technology, each with animated helix-outlined illustrations. The history of the therapy is shown within an animated graphic timeline.

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Helpful Information for Families

The Patients and Families page speaks directly this sector and features the company commitment and a link to the Dermelix Disease Focus. Here 3 Media Web achieved an important goal for the client which was to include a list of organizations and links to information of interest to patient families.

Supporting Branding Efforts

The Dermelix Biotherapeutic website is precise, yet straightforward in layout and navigation. The design is modern, utilizing colorful images and animated illustrations. It supports the company’s branding efforts to be recognized as an innovative biopharmaceutical leading a new wave of therapeutic development.

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