Christopher Bladen, PhD

Life Science Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, Zymedyne

Zymedyne Inc., aims to develop safer, more effective treatments for chronic, neuropathic pain by targeting human proteins called “T-type” calcium channels that are known to be crucial in pain signaling. Unlike opioids, their technology aims to achieve pain relief without the detrimental side effects of weight gain, respiratory depression, and addiction associated with opioid-based medications.