The Grünenthal Group is an entrepreneurial, science-based pharmaceutical company specialized in pain, gout and inflammation. 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.
We are an independent, family-owned company with headquarters in Aachen, Germany. We are present in 32 countries with affiliates in Europe, Latin America and the USA. Our products are sold in more than 155 countries and we employ around 5,200 employees worldwide.
For us, innovation goes beyond drug development. Our innovation is built on expert knowledge of disease-pathophysiology’s, understanding of the patient, the use of big data and state-of-the-art technologies such as devices that result in innovative solutions for the patients need.
Ambition is welcome at Grünenthal. Whether you’re a world-class scientist or a talented graduate, together we drive cutting-edge research projects and develop products of the future. Grünenthal offers a culture of opportunity. Join us!
Aachen, Germany, 22 January 2019– Grünenthal announced today that Fabian Raschke has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Member of the Corporate Executive Board. He will assume leadership of Grünenthal’s Finance and IT organisation on 1 February 2019. Fabian currently leads Grünenthal’s Group Controlling and manages over 150 employees, including Finance staff in the affiliates.
Aachen, Germany and Gothenburg, Sweden, 14 December 2018 – Grünenthal and OnDosis announced today that they have entered into an exclusive collaboration to develop the OnDosis’ technology for prescription medicines in all pain related indications. The agreement also entails an option for Grünenthal to an exclusive worldwide license to the technology in these indications. The handheld device enables individualised dosing of oral medicines in micro units, provides support for patient compliance, can be combined with digital solutions and thus significantly improves patients’ safety. The agreement with Grünenthal, a leading pain specialist, is the first partnering deal for life science startup OnDosis on their innovative technology. While this agreement covers the indication area pain; other focus areas of OnDosis, like ADHD and immunosuppression, remain available for further cooperation with third parties.
Aachen, Germany, December 7, 2018 – Grünenthal is participating in the PAIN-Vis research initiative and working with the University of Cologne, the Goethe University Frankfurt and Forschungszentrum Jülich [Jülich Research Center] to create a foundation for improvements in pain diagnosis. The basic research project will receive €2.26 million from the European Regional Development Fund and the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia over three years from 2017 to 2020 (PAIN-Vis grant ref. EFRE-800975).
Aachen, Germany, 03 December 2018 – Grünenthal today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of European rights to Nexium and global (ex US and Japan) rights to Vimovo from AstraZeneca for a total consideration of up to US$ 922 m (€ 811 m). “Today is an important day for Grünenthal,” said Gabriel Baertschi, CEO Grünenthal. “This transaction represents a significant step towards our vision of creating a world free of pain for patients. It is also is the biggest single investment in the history of our company. This transaction will double our EBITDA performance and significantly strengthen our leading position in pain management”.
Aachen, Germany / Morristown, New Jersey, USA, 14 November, 2018 – Grünenthal announced today that it has acquired the US-based pharmaceutical company Averitas Pharma, thereby extending its commercial footprint to the United States. Averitas Pharma will be commercialising the pain patch Qutenza® (8 % capsaicin) for Grünenthal in the US. Grünenthal had only recently acquired the remaining global rights, including the US rights, for the product from Acorda Therapeutics.