New opportunities in pain management with sustained drug delivery

Managing pain for patients suffering from incurable conditions like osteoarthritis is a huge focus for both our team and our pharmaceutical partners. Therapy options can be limited and, due to their dosing frequency, not always effective. But now, there is an opportunity to make a positive impact  – with our sustained drug delivery biomaterials and expertise.

We work with partners worldwide across the continuum of healthcare to enable unique drug delivery solutions for pain management that bring progress to life for patients



15+ years of experience in sustained drug delivery applications.



30+ years of experience working with the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.



150+ years of combined scientific discovery and heritage as part of dsm-firmenich.

Creating next-generation therapies with TheraPEA™

Our TheraPEA™ polyester amide platform is unlocking entirely new therapeutic opportunities for the pharmaceutical industry through its ability to achieve multi-month, controlled drug release. 

This highly tunable biomaterial has a zero-order degradation profile and good correlation in-vitro and in-vivo up to 180 days. Furthermore, the unique chemistry of TheraPEA™ changes the game even further through its compatibility with a wide range of challenging Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.

By developing customized drug delivery solutions with our partners in this way, we can enable longer duration therapies for patients with the potential to increase therapy adherence  – and allow for improved clinical outcomes, better healthcare economics and significantly less medical waste.

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Discover our drug delivery solutions for pain management

Our injectable TheraPEA™ drug delivery platform is the ideal biomaterial for the treatment of degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis.

In fact, a sustained delivery formulation based on this technology can potentially achieve a six-month efficacy for the patient - increasing both their comfort and convenience, all while helping to decrease the amount of time and resources needed by healthcare providers to help manage their pain.

An unrivaled biomaterials portfolio

We are proud to offer you a portfolio of customizable, combinable, and sustainable biomaterials that is unrivaled in the medical industry.

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At DSM Biomedical we’ve built a wealth of knowledge in drug delivery solutions for pain management.

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Discover how we can partner with you to enable long-acting implantable and injectable drug therapies for pain management.

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