High-Tech Pain Pill Among Ohio Grant Award Winners

Story excerpt provided by WOSU.
Written by Andy Chow.

The state has awarded nearly $10 million for several research and development projects that aim to stem opioid addiction.

The grants are part of the $20 million Gov. John Kasich said he wanted to set aside for
high-tech solutions to the epidemic. This could be the first step in changing the face of the fight.

“We look at it as a new class of opioid,” says Greg Sturmer from the medical technology start-up Elysium Therapeutics. They’re developing a new kind of pill that would limit how much of the painkilling substance would be released into the body.

Sturmer says this can prevent overdoses and even stop addiction.

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Originally published December 8, 2017.

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