Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc is a Delaware based company, incorporated in 1992. The Company is a bio-pharmaceutical company serving patients with severe and ultra-rare disorders through the development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Its marketed product Soliris (eculizumab) is the first and only therapeutic approved for patients with two ultra-rare and severe disorders resulting from chronic uncontrolled activation of the complement component of the immune system: paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, an ultra-rare and life-threatening blood disorder, and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, an ultra-rare and life-threatening genetic disease. The Company is also evaluating other potential indications for Soliris in other diseases in which chronic uncontrolled complement activation is the underlying mechanism. It operates in United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. It competes with companies that produce and market synthetic compounds and with specialized biotechnology firms in the United States, Europe and in other countries and regions, as well as a growing number of large pharmaceutical companies that are developing biotechnology products. The preclinical studies and clinical testing, manufacture, labeling, storage, record keeping, advertising, promotion, export, and marketing, among other things, of products and product candidates, including Soliris, are subject to extensive regulation by governmental authorities in the United States, the European Union and other territories.
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