Neuropathic pain is a major chronic pain condition. According to the most recent surveys, its estimated prevalence in the world's population is up to 6%, with many causes such as shingles, diabetes, antiviral or antitumor chemotherapy surgery, or low back disorders. Neuropathic pain does not respond well to usual painkillers. Worldwide market for neuropathic pain is estimated to reach 5 billion USD by 2010.
About Debiopharm Group
Debiopharm Group is a global biopharmaceutical development specialist that in-licenses promising biologics and small molecule drug candidates. It develops its products for global registration and maximum commercial potential for out-licensing to pharmaceutical partners for sales and marketing. Debiopharm independently funds the worldwide development of all of its products while providing expertise in pre-clinical and clinical trials, manufacturing, drug delivery and formulation, and regulatory affairs.
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Debiopharm has developed three products with global combined sales in excess of $2.65 billion in 2007.
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Pharmaleads is a science driven drug discovery and early development company. Headquartered in Paris, France, Pharmaleads was founded in 2001 by Professors Bernard P. Roques, pharmacist and pharmacologist and PhD in physico-chemistry, Member of the French and European Academies of Sciences, and Marie-Claude Fournie-Zaluski, PhD in chemistry. Professors Roques and Fournie-Zaluski are the inventors of two marketed drugs, and have developed the concept of "physiological" treatment of pain which has led to PL37.
In 2004, Thierry Bourbie, alumnus from Polytechnique and Mines, PhD from
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