Genentech Acquires aFraxis for $187,500,000

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    11099 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037
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    Afraxis is discovering and developing drugs to treat diseases of the central nervous system, including schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, Fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Recent scientific discoveries have linked these disorders to underlying defects in the development and function of specialized structures of the neural synapse, called dendritic spines.
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    Under the terms of the agreement, Genentech willhave exclusive, worldwide rights to develop and commercialize Afraxis’proprietary compounds. Afraxis is eligible to receive upfront, research,development and commercialization milestone payments, together totaling up to $187.5 million.

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