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AltheRx Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Division of Velicept Therapeutics Inc.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Specialty Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Gynecological, Urological
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Velicept Therapeutics Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Jim Bennethum, CEO
    Eliot H Ohlstein, PhD, Head, R&D & CSO
  • Contact Info
  • AltheRx Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Phone: (484) 395-2430
    490 Lapp Rd.
    Malvern, PA 19355