Areas of interest Grünenthal

What we have to offer – and what we seek

We are known for our expertise in pain. Strong partnerships are fundamental to our success and our track record in this area is exceptional. Many of our partners have been working with us for several years – and are keen to extend our business relationship into the future.

We put this success down to good communication, excellent compliance standards, strong business development and access to attractive markets, as well as our integrated strategic Alliance Management and Integration Management Office. Our partners value Grünenthal’s state-of-the-art production facilities and high-quality products. We strengthen and develop our core markets in Europe and Latin America through traditional deal structures, such as acquisitions, asset deals, in-licensing, commercialisation and distribution deals and are also open to any other innovative form of deal-making.


In this region, we focus on well established brands that closely fit to our existing commercial footprint – independent of specific therapeutic areas or indications. In addition, as a global leader in pain R&D, pain is our core business. We are interested in partnerships for late-stage (phII-III) pain development projects.

This includes:

  • Peripheral neuropathic pain
  • Chronic post-surgical pain
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Migraine

North America

We are building a preeminent pain management company to address the US market. We are open to working with parties to help build our ecosystem of healthcare to provide patients with comprehensive pain management, based on three pillars: product, platform and pipeline.

Latin America

Grünenthal is one of the top companies in all key markets of that region. We focus on products in late-stage clinical development that are ready to be filed or launched, as well as marketing established products and portfolios or taking over local representations of existing companies and their portfolios within our therapeutic key areas or areas that fit to our commercial footprint.

This includes treatments for:

  • Pain
  • CNS
  • Women’s health
  • and adjacent therapies outside of these therapeutic areas, that are prescribed by the same target audience.


We are actively seeking new opportunities to collaborate, from co-development and co-marketing through to co-promotion and licensing. Grünenthal is particularly interested in partnering in countries and regions where we have not yet established a presence through own subsidiaries, such as Canada, the Middle East, and Asia – especially Japan and China – and Africa.

Research and Development

As a global leader in pain, our mission is to find breakthrough solutions for our patients. In order to achieve this we are combining our deep understanding of pain and proven experience in developing innovative pain treatments with novel, innovative and impactful ideas of our partners. We are seeking R&D collaborations that focus on pain indications and, independent of their development stage and modality, have the potential to make a real difference to patients.

Get in touch

We’re keen to hear new ideas and discover assets that are relevant to our business. If you’re interested in partnering with us, get in touch.
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M-N/A-IE-01-24-0005 - January 2024