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Improving the lives of patients is our mission. We are an ambitious and dynamic business with a healthy innovation-driven pipeline that enables us to build on our core expertise in pain. Strong ongoing partnerships with leading healthcare and development organisations bring our new products to life. This commitment to innovation and thought-leadership means that next generation scientific talent is drawn to us.

Grünenthal. Change is possible.

locations
32

We are present in 32 countries with affiliates in Europe, Latin America and the US.

market presence
100

Our products are sold in more than 100 countries.

employees
5,200

5,200 employees work for our group worldwide.

Success can only be achieved through close collaborations with those who share the same vision.


Please read more about our projects supported by resources of the European Regional Development Fund

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What we do

As a fully integrated research & development company we bring innovative pain treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients.

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Pioneering thinkers

Our passion is innovation. We are driven to seek new solutions for patients with severe diseases and high unmet medical needs – and make these solutions accessible to patients.
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Careers

Ready to create a brighter future for our patients?
With us, let your passion and ideas flow and drive innovation to improve our patients’ lives.

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Featured news & articles

Neosaxitoxin

Getting patients back to what matters most

Our innovative non-opioid treatment for post-operative pain aims to accelerate recovery and rehabilitation – helping patients get back to what matters most

Author: Dr. Amina Benahmed

Vulvodynia

Leading the way

Courageous women are speaking out about their experiences of Vulvodynia: And our experts are leading the way toward an innovative medicine for this under-recognised and often stigmatized condition.

Author: Dr. Philipp Wabnitz

Neridronate

Giving CRPS patients hope

Neridronate is giving hope to those affected by CRPS – one of the most painful conditions a patient can experience.

Author: Dr. Katrin Fleischer

Flix® & VIVO

Giving peace of mind

Our innovative surgical glues may offer surgeons an innovative alternative to existing surgical wound closure and management techniques for increased wound healing outcome.

Author: Dr. Nadja Oellers

4/23/2018

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.

4/9/2018

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.

2/1/2018

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.

1/23/2018

Aachen, January 23, 2018 – Grünenthal announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with MSD (tradename of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA) for distributing, promoting and selling MSD’s Women’s Health products in Brazil, Central America, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The portfolio comprises several Women’s Health products, including Zoely®, Nuvaring®, Cerazette® and Livial®. MSD will continue to commercialize Nexplanon®/Implanon NXT® throughout that region.

1/23/2018

Aachen, Germany, January 19, 2018 – Grünenthal announced today that Adhesys Medical GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Grünenthal Group, has received CE-Certification for MAR-CUTIS (Flix®). Flix® is a topical skin adhesive for surgical use and the first product from Grünenthal’s innovative pipeline of surgical sealants. Further products, especially for use inside the body, are under development (MAR-VIVO product family).