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2014-03-26 08:28:26

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced the establishment of a new collaboration with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), for pain genetics, with the goal of discovering and validating new therapeutic targets and mechanisms for treating pain. The collaboration leverages Xenon's Extreme Genetics discovery platform to focus on rare phenotypes where individuals have an inability to perceive...

2011-05-02 05:00:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Xenon) announced today that its novel ointment XEN402 demonstrated significant and clinically meaningful reductions in pain in patients with Post Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN). Xenon is developing XEN402 as a topical treatment for a variety of painful disorders including PHN, as it specifically targets sodium channels such as Nav1.7. Sodium channels are highly expressed in sensory nerve endings and can be...

2011-03-23 05:00:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Hayden, a Xenon founder and Chief Scientific Officer, has received the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for leadership in medical science in Canada. The Wightman Award is another major honour for Dr. Hayden, having previously been awarded the Order of Canada and Order of British Columbia, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Health Researcher of the Year Award, LifeSciences BC's Genome BC Award for Scientific...


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