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2010-11-16 06:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif. and VANCOUVER, Canada, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) and Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today a new collaboration to discover and develop antisense drugs as novel treatments for the common disease anemia of inflammation (AI). Under the terms of the agreement, Isis will receive an undisclosed upfront payment in the form of a convertible promissory note from Xenon to discover and develop antisense drugs to the...

2010-08-17 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, Canada, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that it has initiated a phase 2 clinical trial evaluating its novel topical XEN402 therapy for the treatment of PHN. XEN402 has been developed by Xenon as a topical ointment formulation and recently concluded a 21-day cumulative dose safety tolerability phase 1 study in normal human volunteers. The product was well tolerated and achieved good drug concentrations in the skin. Topical XEN402 is being...

2010-05-17 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. is pleased to announce today that it has appointed Tarek S. Mansour as Executive Vice President, Research and Development. "We are delighted to welcome Tarek to the Xenon team," commented Simon Pimstone, Xenon's President and CEO. "Tarek is a world-class R&D executive whose experience in discovering products, a number of which are now on the market, will further enhance Xenon's capabilities. Tarek has had the unique...

2008-06-17 06:00:42

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc., a drug discovery and development company, is pleased to announce today that it has been awarded the Promising Early Stage Company of the Year Award by BIOTECanada in the Health category for 2008. "We are delighted to have received this prestigious award, one of BIOTECanada's four Gold Leaf Awards presented this year," commented Simon Pimstone, Xenon's President and CEO. "This honor is important and made even...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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