Karuna is on a Mission

to develop first-in-class therapeutics that have the potential to dramatically improve life for people living with schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, and pain, and their families.

Altering the Story of Serious Mental Illness

Our team has deep expertise in neuroscience and drug development and is committed to unlocking the potential of those living with debilitating diagnoses.

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Compassion in Action

A Sanskrit word, karuna is any action taken to diminish the suffering of others.

We’re taking action to provide a more effective therapeutic option to the 21 million people worldwide affected by schizophrenia, as well as targeting Alzheimer’s and pain.

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Disrupting Psychosis, Activating Understanding

Karuna is developing novel therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Our lead product candidate, KarXT, selectively activates muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in the brain to unlock the therapeutic potential of xanomeline, which previously demonstrated significant benefits in Phase 2 studies in schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s.

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