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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. 

352 Knotter Drive

Cheshire  Connecticut  06410  U.S.A.
Phone: 203-272-ALXN Fax: 203-271-8198


Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing life-transforming therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening diseases that are also ultra-rare and have no effective treatment options.

Our first marketed product, Soliris® (eculizumab), is the world’s first and only approved terminal complement inhibitor. Soliris is approved in more than 40 countries as a treatment for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and in the United States, European Union and Canada as a treatment for patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Both PNH and aHUS are life-threatening, ultra-rare diseases that are caused by chronic uncontrolled complement activation.

Alexion currently has nine lead development programs with Soliris and four other highly innovative therapeutic candidates for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare disorders beyond PNH and aHUS. These include, asfotase alfa as a treatment for patients with hypophosphatasia and cPMP replacement therapy for newborns with molybdenum cofactor deficiency Type A. Please click here to see our entire pipeline.

Alexion was established in New Haven, Conn. in 1992 and became a public company in 1996 (NASDAQ: ALXN). In recent years, Alexion was added to the NASDAQ-100 Index (2011) and to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (2012).

Headquartered in Cheshire, Conn., Alexion employs more than 1,500 people around the world. In addition to our global headquarters, Alexion's facilities include a manufacturing plant in Smithfield, R.I., a translational medicine facility in Cambridge, Mass., EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, a European shared service center in Paris, distribution and sales operations in major markets throughout Europe, and new operations in Sydney, São Paulo, Ontario and Tokyo. The company is also expanding its reach in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Alexion plans to move its global headquarters back to New Haven, Conn. in 2015.

Key Statistics

Ownership: Public

Web Site: Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Employees: 1,500
Symbol: ALXN



Company News
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) Release: Soliris® (Eculizumab) Granted Orphan Drug Designation In Japan For The Treatment Of Patients With Neuromyelitis Optica 11/25/2014 9:55:02 AM
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) Release: Longer-term Outcome Data From The Largest Prospective Trial Of Soliris® (Eculizumab) In aHUS Underscore The Effectiveness Of Ongoing Soliris Treatment 11/17/2014 12:02:27 PM
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) Announces Planned Retirement Of Stephen Squinto, Ph.D., Company Co-Founder And Chief Global Operations Officer, In January 2015 11/10/2014 10:11:48 AM
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) Release: Researchers to Present Data on Improving the Understanding of PNH And aHUS And Underscoring The Effectiveness Of Soliris® (eculizumab) Treatment At American Society of Hematology 2014 Annual Meeting 11/7/2014 9:25:14 AM
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) Launches Every Day With HPP™ Campaign In Support Of Hypophosphatasia (HPP) Awareness Week 10/28/2014 9:35:01 AM
Strong Earnings Could Mean Buying Spree For Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN), Says Analyst 10/24/2014 3:53:00 PM
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) Release: Researchers To Present Data On Soliris® (Eculizumab) As A Treatment For Patients With Ahus At American Society of Nephrology 2014 Annual Meeting 10/24/2014 12:24:25 PM
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results 10/23/2014 11:35:38 AM
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) Submits NDA In Japan For Asfotase Alfa As A Treatment For Patients With Hypophosphatasia 10/15/2014 11:02:03 AM
Booming Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) Eyes European Headquarters In Zurich On Expansion Push 10/15/2014 7:18:33 AM