Acelrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACRX)

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development stage specialty pharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough pain. The company is developing its lead product candidate, ARX-01, which is a Sufentanil NanoTab PCA system that is in Phase III clinical trials for acute post-operative pain. Its product candidates that have completed Phase II clinical trials comprise ARX-02, a Sufentanil NanoTab BTP management system for the treatment of cancer patients who suffer from breakthrough pain; and ARX-03, a Sufentanil/Triazolam NanoTab to provide mild sedation, anxiety reduction, and pain relief for patients undergoing painful procedures in a physician’s office. Its product candidate under development also includes ARX-04, a Sufentanil Single-Dose NanoTab for the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe acute pain either on the battlefield or in civilian settings of trauma or injury. The company was formerly known as SuRx, Inc. and changed its name to AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in August 2006. AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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Last updated December 12, 2012