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Last $181.34 USD
Change Today -2.94 / -1.60%
Volume 1.1M
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alexion pharmaceuticals inc (ALXN) Details

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes life-transforming therapeutic products. It offers Soliris (eculizumab), a therapeutic product to treat paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a genetic blood disorder; and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), a genetic disease. The company also conducts Phase IV clinical trials on Soliris for the treatment of PNH and aHUS registry; Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of delayed kidney transplant graft function and myasthenia gravis; and Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of antibody mediated rejection in presensitized kidney transplant patients and neuromyelitis optica. In addition, it develops Asfotase alfa, a targeted enzyme replacement therapy that is under Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of metabolic disorders, including hypophosphatasia; ALXN 1007, a novel humanized antibody in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of anti-phospholipid syndrome and graft versus host disease; and cPMP (ALXN 1101) that is in Phase II trial for treating metabolic disorders. The company primarily serves distributors, pharmacies, hospitals, hospital buying groups, and other health care providers, as well as governments and government agencies. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has agreements with X-Chem Pharmaceuticals (X-Chem) to identify novel drug candidates from X-Chem's proprietary drug discovery engine; Moderna Therapeutics, Inc. (Moderna) that provides the option to purchase drug products for clinical development and commercialization of Moderna's messenger RNA therapeutics to treat rare diseases; and Ensemble Therapeutics Corporation for the identification, development, and commercialization of therapeutic candidates based on specific drug targets. The company sells its products primarily in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut.

2,273 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/6/15
Founded in 1992

alexion pharmaceuticals inc (ALXN) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $696.1K
Co-Founder, Chairman of The Board and Consult...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.3M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $715.0K
Global Head of Research & Development and Exe...
Total Annual Compensation: $650.0K
Chief Strategy & Portfolio Officer and Execut...
Total Annual Compensation: $325.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

alexion pharmaceuticals inc (ALXN) Key Developments

Leonard Bell to Retire as Principal Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Dr. Leonard Bell, the principal founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., retired from the company effective March 31, 2015, after serving as Chief Executive Officer for twenty-three years.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Retirement of William Keller from Board

On March 21, 2015, Mr. William Keller informed the Board of Directors of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of his decision to retire from the Board and not stand for re-election at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 6, 2015. Mr. Keller, a director since 2009, will continue to serve as a director until the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Blueprint Medicines Announces Strategic Collaboration with Alexion to Advance Kinase Drug Candidates in Rare Genetic Disease

Blueprint Medicines announced a strategic collaboration with Alexion to discover, develop and commercialize novel drug candidates for an undisclosed activated kinase target, which is the cause of a rare genetic disease. Blueprint Medicines will apply its kinase-focused drug discovery platform to identify and optimize drug candidates and will conduct all research activities prior to the filing of an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the Food and Drug Administration. Alexion will be responsible for the development and commercialization of these Blueprint Medicines' drug candidates under the collaboration. Under the terms of the agreement, Blueprint Medicines will receive an upfront payment of $15 million and will be reimbursed for all research expenses. Blueprint Medicines is eligible to receive over $250 million in payments upon the successful achievement of pre-specified preclinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial milestones. In addition, Blueprint Medicines will be eligible to receive royalty payments following the commercialization of the product.


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