Bengt von Mentzer

Bengt von Mentzer

Dr. Ph.D.

Roles in PharmNovo: Founder, President, Chief scientific advisor and Director of the board.

Born: 1949.

Education: PhD in Zoophysiology, Medical Physiology/Pharmacology, Histology.

Other current appointments: None.

Work experience: AstraZeneca 30 years. Visiting Fellow at University of Leicester 1.5 years, University of Iowa and University of Boston 1.5 year. Employed at AZ at the departments of Physiology, Bioscience, Pharmacology and Molecular Pharmacology. Principal scientist, group leader in IBS pain Molecular Pharmacology.

Holdings: 652 000 shares.

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July 17, 2024

17.5m EUR blended funding from EIC

PharmNovo is very pleased to announce that we have been awarded a 2.5m EUR grant and an opportunity for up to 15m EUR equity investment from the European Innovation Council (EIC) for innovative pain treatment. The equity part being contingent on investments of equal amounts from co-investors.

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June 5, 2024

PharmNovo presenting at the Global Forum

On May 29–30, BioStock hosted the Global Forum. The event is the first of its kind, aimed at bringing together growth stage Nordic life science companies looking to expand into new markets and experts armed with a profound knowledge of how business is done across the globe.

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March 21, 2024

Positive final Phase I results

The final results from the Phase I clinical for our neuropathic pain drug candidate PN6047, demonstrates safety and tolerability and a lack of the adverse effects commonly associated with conventional opioids. The findings from the Phase I trial show that PN6047 is safe and well-tolerated at the doses tested, with no serious adverse events reported.

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March 10, 2024

Meet Bengt von Mentzer, founder and Chief scientific advisor

Bengt von Mentzer founded PharmNovo 16 years ago, and today, his visionary approach and scientific process still drive the development of the groundbreaking compound PN6047. At the intersection of innovation and scientific leadership, Bengt von Mentzer is paving the way for how to reshape the landscape of chronic pain treatment.

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