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The H2020 project QSPainRelief awarded by the European Commission

The H2020 project QSPainRelief awarded by the European Commission

The QSPainRelief project, with the participation of Dr. Jesús Giraldo’s team, has been funded from the European Commission.

07/02/2020

The QSPainRelief project "Effective combinational treatment of chronic pain in individual patients by an innovative quantitative systems pharmacology pain relief approach", which includes the participation of Dr. Jesús Giraldo’s team (Institute for Neurosciences and Biostatistics Unit of the School of Medicine), has been funded from the European Commission.

This  project will attempt to solve a crucial problem since about 20% of Europeans suffer from chronic pain and current therapies are not effective in many cases. Around 60% of patients do not reach enough relief from traditional painkillers, which in turn can lead to several adverse effects.

The QSPainRelief project addresses the problem of chronic pain by identifying new drug combinations that are expected to increase analgesic efficacy while reducing side effects. To do this, quantitative systems pharmacology and computational modeling will be used. The best combinations will be validated in animal models and clinical studies.

The QSPainRelief project will receive more than € 6 million in funding for 5 years through the H2020 program. The project is a collaboration between 9 research institutions from 6 different countries, including the UAB, starting January 1, 2020.



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