NeurogesX, Inc. (OTCQB:NGSX) and (OTCBB:NGSX) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing a portfolio of novel non-opioid, pain management therapies to address unmet medical needs and improve patients' quality of life.
The Company's lead product, Qutenza®, is currently approved in the United States and the European Union. Qutenza is available in the United States for the management of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetc neuralgia (PHN). In Europe, Qutenza is being marketed by Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. (Astellas), the European affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain in non-diabetic adults, either alone or in combination with other medicial products for pain.
The Company's most advanced product candidate, NGX-1998, is a topically applied liquid formulation containing a high concentration of capsaicin designed to treat pain associated with neuropathic pain conditions. NGX-1998 has completed three Phase 1 clinical trials and one Phase 2 clinical trial in PHN patients, and the Company believes that NGX-1998 is ready to enter Phase 3 development. The Company anticipates that an End-of-Phase 2 meeting for NGX-1998 with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will occur in the third quarter of 2012.
The Company's early-stage pipeline includes pre-clinical compounds which include a number of prodrugs of acetamiophen. The Company has evaluated certain of these compounds in vitro and in vivo..
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