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Novacea, Inc. (Acquired by Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) 

400 Oyster Point Boulevard
Suite 200
South San Francisco  California  94080  U.S.A.
Phone: 650-228-1080 Fax: 650-228-1088


Novacea, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVC), located in South San Francisco, California, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on in-licensing, developing and commercializing novel therapies for the treatment of cancer. We currently have two clinical-stage oncology product candidates. Our lead product candidate, Asentarâ„¢ (DN-101), is part of an exclusive worldwide development and commercialization agreement with Schering Plough Corporation. Asentar is currently in a Phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of androgen-independent prostate cancer, and a Phase 2 trial for the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer. Our second product candidate, AQ4N, is being investigated in combination with radiation and chemotherapy in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme and a Phase 2 trial for patients with acute lumphoblastic leukemia.

Our experienced team uses its expertise in oncology product development to identify, license and develop novel therapeutics with the potential to improve clinical outcomes for cancer patients. We believe that our oncology development expertise enables our team to design efficient clinical development and commercialization programs that could provide cancer patients with improved treatment options over current standards of care.

Last Updated: 11-01-2007

Key Statistics

Ownership: Public

Web Site: Novacea, Inc. (Acquired by Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
Symbol: TSPT

Company News
Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Completes Merger with Novacea, Inc. (NOVC) Commences Trading on NASDAQ Under New Ticker 'TSPT' 2/2/2009 8:53:44 AM
Novacea, Inc. (NOVC) Stockholders Approve Merger With Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1/27/2009 12:12:06 PM
Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis Recommend Novacea, Inc. (NOVC) Stockholders Vote 1/20/2009 9:28:24 AM
Novacea, Inc. (NOVC) Schedules Special Meeting of Stockholders for Vote on Merger With Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1/7/2009 10:09:46 AM
Novacea, Inc. (NOVC) Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 11/11/2008 10:42:47 AM
Novacea, Inc. (NOVC) and Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announce Filing of Form S-4 Proxy/Registration Statement 10/6/2008 9:27:15 AM
Novacea, Inc. (NOVC) Says Not to Develop Drug after FDA Lifts Hold 9/10/2008 3:32:48 PM
Reverse Mergers Throw Lifeline To Struggling Biotechs 9/8/2008 7:14:10 AM
Novacea, Inc. (NOVC) and Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Signing of Merger Agreement 9/2/2008 10:39:01 AM
Novacea, Inc. (NOVC) to be Acquired by Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 9/2/2008 6:19:30 AM