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Astex Pharmaceuticals Inc (Astex Pharmaceuticals), is a novel drug discovery and development company with a focus on cancer and central nervous system (CNS) diseases. It discovers and develops small molecule treatments. The company’s lead product, Dacogen (indicated for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes), is marketed by Otsuka in the US and by Janssen in the rest of the world. It established a strong pipeline of small molecule and molecularly-targeted drugs for treating hematologic malignancies, solid tumors and myelodysplastic syndromes. Astex Pharmaceuticals is also advancing several of its compounds into clinical trials in collaboration with Novartis, AstraZeneca, GSK and Janssen. Astex Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, the US.
Astex Pharmaceuticals Inc Key Recent Developments
Nov 21, 2016: Astex Joins the Dementia Discovery Fund as a Strategic Investor Jun 13, 2016: Milner Therapeutics Institute announces new partnership with Japanese pharmaceutical company Shionogi Apr 04, 2016: Heptares Joins Pharma Consortium Applying State of the Art Cryo-Electron Microscopy to Advance Structure Based Drug Discovery Feb 16, 2016: Dementia Consortium signs new pharmaceutical partner AbbVie Feb 15, 2016: Shionogi announces its participation in an innovative new joint research initiative, The Cambridge Therapeutics Consortium
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