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Neuropathic Pain


Neuropathic Pain Research

Neuropathic Pain is produced by damage to the neurons in the peripheral and central nervous systems and involves sensitization of these systems. In peripheral sensitization, there is an increase in the stimulation of peripheral nociceptors that amplifies pain signals to the central nervous system (CNS). In central sensitization, neurons that originate in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord become hyperstimulated, increasing pain signals to the brain and thereby increasing pain sensation. It is most commonly associated with chronic allodynia and hyperalgesia.


While rodent models of neuropathic pain have provided value in the research community, it is also known that the need for more translational models is high. MD Biosciences offers neuropathic pain models in both the rodent as well as the pig bringing much needed translational value from preclinical studies to the human situation. Speak to a scientist to determine which neuropathic pain model is most relevant to your program.
Pain Tests: Dosing Routes:
Von Frey PO
Paw Pressure Injection (IP, SC, dermal)
Thermal Intravenous (IV)
Cold Allodynia Intrathecal
Weight Bearing Infusion Pump
  Local/Direct to nerve


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clinically relevant model of neuropathic pain



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