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Göran Lerenius

Göran Lerenius

Business and legal advisor

Role in PharmNovo: Chairman of the board.

Born: 1950.

Education: Juris Dr degree 1976 from University of Lund.

Other current appointments: Senior Advisor to HealthCap.

Work experience: AstraZeneca 32 years; Lagerlöfs Law Firm (today Linklaters) 1½ years. Associate at the law firm Linklaters (Lagerlöf at that time) in Stockholm for almost two years before joining Astra AB as Legal Counsel in 1980. Göran was General Counsel in 1984–1999 and Company Secretary of Astra AB 1988–1999. When Astra Zeneca Ltd was formed in 1999 Göran served as General Counsel Pharmaceuticals through 2008 and finished his career with the company as Deputy General Counsel IP Litigation until retirement early 2012. Göran was a Non-Executive Director of Astra Merck, Inc in the US 1994–1998.  

Holdings: 40 000 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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