Launch of the 4th call for projects “Pain & Aanimal Health”

As the first research foundation in the field of pain, the ANALGESIA Institute is launching, for the 3rd consecutive year, the call for STARTER projects “Pain & Animal Health” granting €18,000, thanks to the renewed support of the Domes Pharma Group.

The field of pain requires therapeutic advances. To meet this major challenge, the ANALGESIA Institute has applied itself to reviving innovation in this field by relying on the One Health concept: a single health for humans and animals. By bringing doctors and veterinarians together, this approach proposes a new R&D model that is inspired by the patient, whether it’s human or animal, to finally offer new treatments that will benefit both humans and animals.

A long-standing player in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry in France, the Domes Pharma Group has put the quality of the relationship between humans and animals at the heart of its vision as illustrated by its slogan “Linked by nature”. By partnering with the ANALGESIA Institute, the Group’s objective is to ensure that the knowledge, consideration and treatment of animal pain, (the existence of which has only been truly accepted since the 1980s) can also benefit from the latest research advances.

The Dômes Pharma Group’s commitment to the ANALGESIA Institute has been formalized for the past 4 years by the awarding of the “ANALGESIA – Dômes Pharma: pain and animal health” prize. For this 4th edition, the ANALGESIA Institute will grant funding of 18,000 euros. This amount is intended to help an academic team wishing to develop a research theme on pain in animal health to acquire or complete preliminary results that will then allow it to apply for competitive calls for projects (national grant, Horizon Europe…).

The call for projects is open to all academic teams (French or not), who conduct research in this field.

A jury composed of experts in pain research and of experts in animal health will evaluate the files submitted by the candidates. At the end of this evaluation, the Scientific Council of the Foundation will decide on the successful application. The award ceremony will take place during a symposium on pain to be held in the end of 2021.

The previous 3 winners of the “Pain & Animal Health” award were:

  • 2019 : Denise Tabacchi Fantoni, from the Department of Veterinary Surgery at the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and Maira Rezende Formenton, PhD student for their project on the evaluation of different physiotherapy methods for the immediate relief of myofascial pain in dogs. The practical work of the study being conducted by Karine Portier’s team from VetAgro Sup Lyon.
  • 2020 : Dr. veterinarian Claudia Spadavecchia from the University of Bern (Switzerland) for her work on anti-NGF therapies
  • 2021 : David Barrière, CNRS research fellow at the INRAE Laboratory of Physiology of Reproduction & Behavior in Nouzilly (Indre-et-Loire). His project “SheepImaPain” consists in developing new approaches for the evaluation and treatment of chronic arthritic pain in sheep.


Launch of the call of projects: September 26, 2022
Deadline for applications: November 30 2022 at noon
Award ceremony:  1st quarter 2023

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