Jarkko Kalliomäki

Jarkko Kalliomäki

MD, Clinical lead and CMO

Role in PharmNovo: Clinical lead and CMO

Born: 1959.

Education: M.D. with specialization in Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Medicine. 

Ph.D. in physiology, Lund University.

Other current appointments: Senior Consultant Physician, part time, at different multidisciplinary pain and rehabilitation clinics in Stockholm (Sophiahemmet, ReAct Rehab, and PBM).

Work experience: Jarkko has over 30 years of experience in the pain field, including basic and clinical pain research, senior roles at several multidisciplinary pain clinics and 12 years of experience from the pharma industry as principal scientist and senior clinical research physician at AstraZeneca R&D Södertälje. working mainly with analgesic drug development. 

Holdings: None.

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December 1, 2023

NIDA funds studies

The US National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) has funded a project investigating the drug candidate PN6047, a novel and highly selective Delta Opioid Receptor Agonist (DORA), represents a unique approach to addressing this medical challenge.

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October 18, 2023

Phase IIa studies with WCT

Following the successful completion of our phase I study, we are pleased to announce our collaboration with WCT, Worldwide Clinical Trials, as the phase IIa study of our drug candidate PN6047. This partnership underscores our commitment to developing solutions for neuropathic pain. In the upcoming phase IIa study, PharmNovo will investigate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of their drug candidate PN6047 for individuals affected by neuropathic pain and experiencing Mechanical Allodynia. This distressing symptom, caused by nerve injury, often disrupts daily life and sleep. PN6047 offers a targeted approach to alleviate this condition, aiming to improve the overall pain experience. Insights on its efficacy will aid in designing subsequent phase IIb/III studies.

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October 18, 2023

Meet Jesper Kjerulff, Chief operations officer and Global project lead

In the pharmaceutical development arena, experts like Jesper Kjerulff stand out. As Global project lead and Chief operations officer (COO) of PharmNovo, Jesper Kjerulff is instrumental in propelling the company's groundbreaking project, PN6047, and advancing the field of neuropathic pain management.

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October 3, 2023

Phase I study completed for PN6047

In August 2022, PharmNovo initiated the First-In-Human, (FIH), clinical study for the company’s drug candidate PN6047, aimed at evaluating its safety and tolerability. By August 2023, the study was completed, involving 104 subjects across 13 cohorts, which included both Single Ascending Dose (SAD) and Multiple Ascending Dose (MAD) cohorts. Each cohort consisted of 8 subjects, with 6 receiving active treatment and 2 receiving placebo.

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