-PainCare-

May 2018

Public-private partnership tackles major challenges in the care of pain patients

To improve the care of patients with acute or chronic pain, a consortium from academia, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), pain societies, patient organizations and pharmaceutical industry launched the research project “IMI-Pain Care – Improving the care of patients suffering from acute or chronic pain” on 1st April. The consortium strives to develop a toolbox that can streamline the research and development process for novel analgesic drugs and improve treatment quality in clinical practice. The project comprises three sub-projects across all phases of the pharmaceutical value chain – from early research to clinical practice – addressing major challenges in the care of patients suffering from acute or chronic pain in a complementary manner. It is anticipated that tools will be validated that will allow patient stratification and enrichment as recommended by the recent EMA/CHMP/970057/2011 guideline on pain treatment. Read Moreā€¦