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Metabasis Therapeutics Inc.

Division of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Drug Delivery
      • Site Specific
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Cardiovascular
  • Hepatic (Liver)
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Public
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Mark D Erion, PhD, Pres., CEO & CSO
    Tran B Nguyen, VP, Fin. & CFO
  • Contact Info
  • Metabasis Therapeutics Inc.
    Phone: (858) 587-2770
    11119 North Torrey Pines Rd.
    La Jolla, CA 92037