The Grünenthal Group is an entrepreneurial, science-based pharmaceutical company specialized in pain, gout and inflammation. Our ambition is to deliver four to five new products to patients in diseases with high unmet medical need by 2022 and become a € 2 billion company.
We are a fully integrated research & development company with a long track record of bringing innovative pain treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients. By sustainably investing in our R&D above the industrial average, we are strongly committed to innovation.
Grünenthal is an independent, family-owned company headquartered in Aachen, Germany. We are present in 32 countries with affiliates in Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are sold in more than 100 countries and approx. 5,200 employees are working for the Grünenthal Group worldwide. In 2017 Grünenthal achieved revenues of approx. € 1.3 bn.
Diegem/Aachen, 18 June 2018. The number of patients suffering from pain is immense. In a recent ‘European Pain Management’ publication (Oxford University Press, 2018), Christopher Eccleston, Bart Morlion and Christopher Wells shared that of approximately 740 million people in the 37 member states of the European Pain Federation EFIC®, approximately 150 million people suffer from chronic pain. This number is equivalent to the populations of both France and Germany combined. The data clearly highlight that pain research is more important than ever. Through the support of the E-G-G Award, young scientists are encouraged to further develop and implement their research ideas.
Aachen, Germany, June 12, 2018 – Grünenthal announced today that first patients have been enrolled in two trials of the company’s pivotal phase III program investigating neridronate for the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). These two trials, KF7013-02 and KF7013-04, are investigating the efficacy and safety of neridronate in 360 patients with CRPS. Neridronate, a bisphosphonate, is an innovative investigational medicine discovered and developed by Abiogen Pharma and now being further developed by Grünenthal for the US territory.
Aachen, Germany, 23 April 2018 – Grünenthal announced today that Philip Just Larsen has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and Member of the Corporate Executive Board. He will assume leadership of Grünenthal’s research and development organization on 1 July 2018. Currently, Philip holds the role of Global Head of Diabetes Research and Translational Medicine and Chief Scientific Officer at Sanofi’s German Hub in Frankfurt.
Aachen, Germany and Leuven, Belgium, April 09, 2018 – Grünenthal, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven’s Centre for Drug Design and Discovery (CD3) and the Laboratory of Ion Channel Research (LICR) announced today that they have entered into a research collaboration for the development of novel non-opioid drug candidates for the treatment of painful diseases with a high unmet medical need.
Aachen, Germany, February 01, 2018 – Grünenthal announced today that Adhesys Medical Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grünenthal, has been granted Expedited Access Pathway (EAP) designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for VIVO. VIVO is a surgical sealant proposed for being an adjunct to standard closure techniques in gastrointestinal procedures to reduce intestinal leakage. VIVO is a candidate from Grünenthal’s innovative development-pipeline of surgical sealants. Flix®, the first product from this portfolio, already obtained CE-Certification in Europe.