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Katama Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Resurrecting a muscle relaxant for acute back pain

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Katama Pharmaceuticals Inc. was built around tolperisone, a generic, oral small molecule muscle relaxant manufactured and sold in Europe for the treatment of muscular pain and neuromuscular spasms. Katama aims to launch its version in the US, initially for treating acute lower back pain.

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