|Public (NASDAQ: SLXP)|
|Founder||Randy W. Hamilton and Lorin K Johnson, PhD|
|Headquarters||Raleigh, North Carolina, United States|
|Carolyn J. Logan CEO
Adam C. Derbyshire CFO
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialist American pharmaceutical company. As of March 2015 it was the largest independent gastrointestinal specialty pharmaceutical company in the world. The Company develops prescription drugs and medical devices that prevent and treat various gastrointestinal disorders. It is listed in the Russell 2000 index. This company is listed as having the most revenue per employee (at 1,400,846) by Bizjournals.com.
Salix Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1989, in Sunnyvale, CA. From 1992-2001 the company was headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. Since 2001 the company has been headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, with Business Development and Intellectual Property functions in Palo Alto, CA.
On October 20, 2010 Salix Pharmaceuticals signed a strategic global agreement with Photocure for Lumacan. Lumacan is a photodynamic colorectal diagnostic intended to significantly improve the detection of precancerous and cancerous lesions in the colon through fluorescence diagnosis. In addition to the development of Lumacan for colorectal cancer. Salix has the exclusive right to explore and develop products for additional indications involving the diagnosis of gastrointestinal dysplasia and cancer
- "Company Overview of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd". Retrieved 2012-05-03.
- Salix Pharmaceuticals Board Unanimously Recommends Rejection of Axcan's Revised Offer. Business Wire, May 27, 2003.
- http://photocure.com/Pressmedia/News/Agreement-with-Salix-Pharmaceuticals-for-Lumacan/ Photocure signs agreement with Salix Pharmaceuticals for Lumacan™
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