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Grunenthal group acquires pain patent portfolio from NECTID Inc. Princeton, New Jersey – March 9, 2011
Nectid, Inc. (, announced today that it has completed the sale of a number of patents and patents-applications to Grunenthal GmbH (, an European specialty pharmaceutical company that is a pioneer in pain drug discovery and research. The patent portfolio includes a number of novel chemical entities from Nectid’s Pain Drug Discovery program and two key drug delivery platforms.

Dr. Veena Rao, President and CEO of Nectid, said “We are very happy with patent sale transaction with Grunenthal. This is the second patent deal Nectid has completed in the last 12 months. We have accumulated a portfolio of 110 NCEs for pain and depression. We expect to file an IND for at least one drug candidates within the next 6-9 months and are engaged in discussion with two big pharmaceutical companies for licensing our drug discovery program.”

About Nectid
Nectid Inc., (, based in Princeton, New Jersey, Nectid is a privately held drug discovery company with primary focus on developing novel drug delivery products and novel chemical entities for two therapeutic areas that use one or more common biochemical pathways- Pain and Depression. Nectid applies its deep understanding pain receptor science to develop novel drug candidates that target µ-opioid receptor, norepinephrine reuptake and a2d or NMDA pathways.


Veena Rao
Phone: 609-945-3938