Emplicure AB has received a grant of 50 000 EUR from EIT Health, a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT) to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe. The grant will be used to accelerate the development of an abuse deterrent transdermal patch for the treatment of pain. The patch is based on controlled release of the active substance from a ceramic material making the treatment safer for the patients, their families and lower the risk to public health as the formulation has barriers against misuse and abuse e.g. via smoking and oral ingestion. The project is performed in collaboration with Uppsala university, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Science, Professor Håkan Engqvist.