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Emplicure AB receives EU grant

Emplicure AB has received a grant of 50 000 EUR from EIT Health, a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT) to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe. The grant will be used to accelerate the development of an abuse deterrent transdermal patch for the treatment of pain. The patch is based on controlled release of the active substance from a ceramic material making the treatment safer for the patients, their families and lower the risk to public health as the formulation has barriers against misuse and abuse e.g. via smoking and oral ingestion. The project is performed in collaboration with Uppsala university, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Science, Professor Håkan Engqvist.


Emplicure was selected as one of the bests Scandinavian startups in the European HealthCatapult (EHC) programme. They will now be one of the companies to represent EIT Health Scandinavia in the semifinals in Europe. In the first selection round held in Stockholm the 27th of May Susanne Bredenberg, CEO of Emplicure, was pitching in front of an experienced jury.


Each year the Uppsala University Innovation Prize 'Hjärnäpplet' is awarded to one or more researchers or doctoral students for outstanding transference of knowledge from the University to a company and/or other external organisation that has resulted in an innovation. This innovation may have come about in a new or existing company or organisation. This year 2018, Håkan Engqvist receives the prize with the motivation;



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