Developing Innovative Therapies for Use in Medically Supervised Settings

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About AcelRx

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for use in medically supervised settings.

Sufentanil

When delivered sublingually, sufentanil has shown a more consistent pharmacokinetic profile and avoids the high peak plasma levels and short duration of action seen with intravenous administration.1 This makes it a promising candidate for treating moderate-to-severe acute pain non-invasively. To learn more about the novel pharmacokinetics of sublingual sufentanil, watch the MOA video on the sufentanil page.

proprietary sublingual technology

The Company's two late-stage product candidates, DSUVIATM and Zalviso®, were developed using this proprietary technology.

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  1. Minkowitz, H.S. et al. Pharmacokinetics of sublingual sufentanil tablets and efficacy and safety in the management of postoperative pain. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2013 Mar-Apr;38(2):131-9.