Ionis Pharmaceuticals

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Ionis Pharmaceuticals
Formerly called
Isis Pharmaceuticals
Industry Biotechnology
Headquarters Carlsbad, United States
Products Mipomersen, Alicaforsen

Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQIONS), known as ISIS Pharmeceuticals until December 2015,[1][2] is a publicly traded pharmaceutical company based in Carlsbad, California, United States. It has a single cholesterol-reducing drug in the market and several compounds in the drug pipeline.

The company was founded in 1989 by Stanley Crooke, a former GlaxoSmithKline head of research, with a view to commercialize antisense therapy.[3]


  1. ^ "Isis Pharmaceuticals Changes Name to Ionis Pharmaceuticals". PR Newswire/ Ionis Pharma. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Fikes, Bradley. "From Isis Pharma to Ionis". The San Diego Union-Tribune. San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Crooke, Stanley T (21 July 2011). "The Isis manifesto". Bioentrepreneur. doi:10.1038/bioe.2011.7. 

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