30% of Americans are living with some form of chronic or severe pain.
More people live with CHRONIC PAIN than CANCER, HEART DISEASE, and DIABETES, combined.
300% increase in opioid prescriptions in the last decade
1 in 4 patients become addicted to opioids
More than $560B spent annually on healthcare due to pain disorders
121 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose
We have developed a gene therapy to target pain that is non-addictive, highly specific, and long-lasting.
We were inspired by nature: there are humans that have a mutation in their genome that feel no pain whatsoever. We have imitated this process by utilizing a novel gene therapy to target pain. In our proof of concept, we have demonstrated our therapy increases pain tolerance and lowers pain levels.
Founded in 2018, Navega Therapeutics Inc. is a preclinical stage company pursuing a radically different approach to treat chronic pain and tackle the opioid epidemic. Our gene therapy platform has the advantage of being highly specific and long-lasting, which has not been achieved by small molecules thus far. Our pipeline includes different types of pain to improve the quality of life of millions of patients.