|Dr. Derek T. Chalmers||Co-Founder, Pres, CEO & Director||791.42k||N/A||1964|
|Dr. Frédérique Menzaghi||Chief Scientific Officer and Sr. VP of R&D||622.8k||N/A||1966|
|Dr. Joana Goncalves||Chief Medical Officer||175.66k||N/A||1974|
|Dr. Michael E. Lewis||Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Advisor||N/A||N/A||1952|
|Dr. Mani Mohindru||CFO & Chief Strategy Officer||N/A||N/A||1972|
Cara Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing chemical entities with a primary focus on pruritus and pain by selectively targeting kappa opioid receptors in the United States. The company is developing product candidates that target the body's peripheral nervous system and immune cells. Its lead product candidate includes KORSUVA (CR845/ difelikefalin) injection, which is in Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) associated pruritus undergoing hemodialysis, as well as in Phase II/III clinical trial for the treatment of dialysis patients suffering from chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus. The company is also developing Oral KORSUVA (CR845/difelikefalin) that is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of pruritus in stage III-V CKD patients; and in Phase I clinical trial for treating pruritus chronic liver disease. In addition, it is developing CR845/difelikefalin Injection, which is in Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of acute post-operative pain; and Oral CR845/difelikefalin that has completed Phase IIb for treating chronic pain, as well as CR701, which is in preclinical trial for the treatment of chronic pain. The company has license agreements with Maruishi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd to develop, manufacture, and commercialize drug products containing CR845/difelikefalin for acute pain and uremic pruritus in Japan; and Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical Corporation to develop, manufacture, and commercialize drug products containing CR845/difelikefalin in South Korea. Cara Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
Cara Therapeutics, Inc.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of July 29, 2019 is 9. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 9; Shareholder Rights: 8; Compensation: 8.