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Targacept, Inc. 

200 East First Street
Suite 300
Winston-Salem  North Carolina  27101-4165  U.S.A.
Phone: 336-480-2100 Fax: 336-480-2107

Targacept, Inc. is developing a diverse pipeline of innovative NNR Therapeutics™ for difficult-to-treat diseases and disorders of the nervous system. NNR Therapeutics selectively modulate the activity of specific neuronal nicotinic receptors, a unique class of proteins that regulate vital biological functions that are impaired in various disease states. Targacept's lead program, TC-5214, is being co-developed with AstraZeneca and is in Phase 3 clinical trials as an adjunct treatment for major depressive disorder. Targacept leverages its scientific leadership and proprietary drug discovery platform Pentad™ to generate novel small molecule product candidates to fuel its pipeline and attract significant collaborations with global pharmaceutical companies.

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Key Statistics

Ownership: Public

Web Site: Targacept
Employees: 120
Symbol: TRGT

Company News
Targacept (TRGT) And Catalyst Biosciences Amend Definitive Merger Agreement 5/14/2015 8:35:23 AM
Targacept (TRGT) Winces As Last Remaining Drug Candidate Flops in Phase II Trial 4/16/2015 11:43:15 AM
Targacept (TRGT) Announces Negative Top-Line Results From Exploratory Study Of TC-6499 In Diabetic Gastroparesis 4/16/2015 10:57:09 AM
Targacept (TRGT) Abandons Nictoine Focus for Alzheimer's 4/6/2015 5:43:27 AM
Bay Area's Catalyst Biosciences to Merge With Unlucky Targacept (TRGT) 3/6/2015 6:36:53 AM
Targacept, Inc. (TRGT) Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 11/5/2014 10:08:22 AM
Targacept, Inc. (TRGT) To Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results On November 5, 2014 10/29/2014 9:14:43 AM
KeraNetics, LLC Quadrupling Manufacturing Space With Plan To Move Into Targacept, Inc. (TRGT)'s Old Haunts 10/24/2014 6:56:44 AM
AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) Completely Cuts Ties With Targacept, Inc. (TRGT) 10/10/2014 5:59:42 AM
Targacept, Inc. (TRGT) Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8/6/2014 9:17:21 AM