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PNT Pig Model: Highly valuable data for translational pain research

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on Apr 4, 2019, 10:00:00 AM

Despite massive investment in research for treatment options, there are not many effective and safe therapeutics for human chronic neuropathic pain (NP) afflictions. Options are limited due to the lack of translatable animal models, especially large animals who have similar physical and metabolic features to humans (Rice et al., 2008, Henze and Urban, 2010, Swindle et al., 2012). MD Biosciences, Inc. has developed a modified unilateral sciatic nerve PNT model in pigs that produces sustained NP behaviors consistent with those observed in human pain patients. The pig PNT model provides highly valuable data for translational pain research. 

                          Read more in our scientists' latest publication here


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Topics: Pain, neuropathic pain, translational research, Behavioral Research, porcine model, Histology