Gentium S.p.A was founded in 1993 and is based in Villa Guardia, Italy. Gentium S.p.A., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the research, development, and manufacture of drugs to treat and prevent various vascular diseases and conditions related to cancer and cancer treatments. It develops and manufactures defibrotide, DNA based drug derived from pig intestines, to treat and prevent hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD), a condition in which some of the veins in the liver are blocked as a result of cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy prior to stem cell transplantation. The company conducts a phase III clinical trial of defibrotide to treat severe VOD in the United States, Canada, and Israel. It also conducts a phase II/III clinical trial of defibrotide in Europe to prevent VOD in children. In addition, the company offers Sulglicotide that is developed from swine duodenum and has ulcer healing and gastrointestinal protective properties; and Urokinase to treat various vascular disorders, such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms.
Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (FPI) can help you see the pharmaceuticals amidst the trees. The company develops, manufactures, and distributes a variety of prescription and OTC pharmaceutical products, including both branded and generic versions. Its product line includes Aerobid (asthma), Celexa and Lexapro (depression), Cervidil (cervical ripening), Tiazac (hypertension), and Namenda (Alzheimer's disease). FPI's products are marketed to physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, and managed care organizations in the US and Puerto Rico. The company, which operates manufacturing and packaging facilities in Missouri and Ohio, is a subsidiary of Forest Laboratories.
Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences company researches and develops topical dermatological pharmaceutical and biotech products for external clients. It works to formulate the gel, ointment, or cream that will carry a client's drug, assesses its effectiveness, manufactures and packages product candidates for clinical trials, and provides regulatory affairs consulting. It provides contract research services through its Solano Clinical Research division in the US and its Bioskin subsidiary in Europe. Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences also develops dermatology products on a proprietary basis. The company is owned by Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
Targacept, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Targacept, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the design, discovery and development of neuronal nicotinic receptors (NNR) Therapeutics for the treatment of multiple diseases and disorders of the central nervous system. The Company has clinical-stage product candidates for target indications in three therapeutic areas, which includes cognitive impairment, depression and anxiety, and pain. It also has preclinical programs focused in smoking cessation, addiction, obesity, pain, Parkinson’s disease and inflammation. The Company has collaboration with AstraZeneca and an alliance with GlaxoSmithKline. The drug discovery activities utilize computer-based molecular design methodologies and biological data for a library of compounds developed and collected over more than 20 years. The technologies are referred to as Pentad. The Company use Pentad to design or optimize AZD3480 (TC-1734), TC-5619, TC-2216 and TC-6499.
OXiGENE, Inc. company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. OXiGENE, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops small-molecule therapeutics to treat cancer and eye diseases in the United States. It focuses on the development and commercialization of drug candidates that disrupt abnormal blood vessels associated with solid tumor progression and visual impairment in ocular diseases. The company's product ZYBRESTAT, which is in Phase II/III pivotal registration study as a potential treatment for anaplastic thyroid cancer, as well as in Phase II clinical trials for other solid tumors, including non-small cell lung cancer and platinum resistant ovarian cancer. It also develops a topical formulation of ZYBRESTAT for ophthalmological diseases and conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration. In addition, OXiGENE develops OXi4503, which is in Phase I clinical trial for solid tumors. It has a strategic collaboration agreement with Symphony Capital Partners, L.P. to support the advancement of ZYBRESTAT for oncology and ophthalmology.
Dragon Pharmaceutical is looking to build a pharmaceutical empire in the PRC. Headquartered in Canada, the company has production facilities within mainland China that manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), intermediates, and finished formulations. It sells its bulk APIs and intermediates, which are used in antibiotic formulations, both in China and internationally (mainly in India). Its finished products (sold only in China) are primarily injectable cephalosporin antibiotics. In 2007 Dragon Pharmaceutical divested its biotech division in order to focus on its core antibiotic operations. CEO Yanlin Han holds nearly half of the company's stock and is seeking to buy the balance.
Nutra Pharma Corporation was founded in 2000 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida. Nutra Pharma Corporation operates as a biotechnology company specializing in the acquisition, licensing, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products and technologies for the management of neurological disorders, cancer, autoimmune, and infectious diseases. The company, through its subsidiaries, carries out basic drug discovery research and clinical development, and also seeks strategic licensing partnerships to reduce the risks associated with the drug development process. Nutra Pharma's wholly-owned drug discovery subsidiary, ReceptoPharm, is developing proprietary therapeutic protein products primarily for the prevention and treatment of viral and neurological diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and pain in humans. Additionally, ReceptoPharm provides contract research services through its ISO class 5 and GMP certified facilities. The company's wholly-owned medical devices subsidiary, Designer Diagnostics, engages in the research and development of diagnostic test kits designed to be used for the rapid identification of infectious diseases, such Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM). Nutra Pharma continues to identify and acquire intellectual property and companies in the biotechnology arena.
Paddock Laboratories, Inc. company was founded in 1977 by Chairman Bruce Paddock. Paddock Laboratories, Inc. company develops and manufactures bioequivalent generic pharmaceuticals and OTC specialty products. Paddock's product line includes suppositories, diabetes treatments, topical powders, enemas, injectables, and dermatological offerings, as well as compounding bases and charcoal products. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to the US market, some of Paddock's products are sold in Europe and the Asia/Pacific region through distributors.
Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on in-licensing, developing and commercializing its product candidates principally for use in the hospital setting. The Company has in-licensed rights to two late stage product candidates, Acetavance a intravenous formulation of acetaminophen and Omigard (omiganan pentahydrochloride) 1% aqueous gel. It has in-licensed the exclusive United States and Canadian rights to Acetavance, that is marketed in Europe for the treatment of acute pain and fever by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS). The Company has also in-licensed the rights to commercialize Omigard in North American and Europe.
United Therapeutics Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. United Therapeutics Corporation, a biotechnology company, engages in the development and commercialization of therapeutic products for patients with chronic and life-threatening cardiovascular and infectious diseases, and cancer in the United States and Internationally. United's products include Remodulin (treprostinil sodium) for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension; and CardioPAL SAVI and Decipher Cardiac Monitors for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and ischemic heart disease. Its NDA filed products include Inhaled Treprostinil for pulmonary arterial hypertension and Oral Tadalafil for pulmonary hypertension. United's Phase III products comprise of Oral Treprostinil for pulmonary arterial hypertension; and Phase II products include Beraprost-MR for pulmonary arterial hypertension, 3F8 MAb for neuroblastoma, Oral Treprostinil for Peripheral vascular disease, and CardioPAL SAVI Wireless Cardiac Event Monitors for Cardiac arrhythmias and ischemic heart disease. Its Phase I products include Inhaled Treprostinil for pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Inhaled Treprostinil with AERx Essence for Pulmonary hypertension, 8H9 MAb for Metastatic brain cancer, and Celgosivir for Hepatitis C. United's pre-clinical products comprise Miglustat for Hepatitis C and Glycobiology Antiviral Agents for Hepatitis C and other infectious diseases.
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