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iQ-008 Accepted into NIH Preclinical Screening Platform for Pain (PSPP)

Updated: Nov 7, 2021

Delaware – May 2021, iQure Pharma Inc. (iQure), a company dedicated to the development of new pain management therapeutics, is proud to announce that its lead asset iQ-008, has been accepted into the prestigious NIH PSPP (part of the NIH HEAL InitiativeSM) program to identify and profile non-addictive therapeutics for pain.

iQ-008, a Triple Action Agent, is a promising therapeutic candidate being developed for the treatment of Neuropathic Pain. iQ-008 is a rationally designed multitargeting compound which in preclinical efficacy screening showed very promising profile in all in vivo pain models.

The Helping to End Addiction Long-term InitiativeSM, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM, is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. The PSPP is an efficient, rigorous, one-stop screening resource to accelerate discovery of effective, non-addictive, non-opioid pain therapies. The program consists of a fully NIH-funded, stepwise testing approach, including an assessment of in vitro binding studies and pharmacokinetic profiles, side effect profiles, abuse liability, and efficacy in models relevant to human pain conditions.

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