Praecis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

830 Winter Street,
Waltham, Maine 02451
United States,
(781)795-4100

Praecis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on utilizing its proprietary technologies for the discovery and development of novel compounds that have the potential to address unmet medical needs or improve existing therapies. PRAECIS has a novel MetAP-2 inhibitor, PPI-2458, in clinical development for cancer indications, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and solid tumors, an innovative drug discovery technology, DirectSelect™, which enables the generation and practical use of ultra-large libraries for the discovery of orally active compounds for drug development, and a research and development program aimed at identifying one or more selective S1P-1 agonist compounds to advance into clinical testing.

Praecis Pharmaceuticals was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline on February 16, 2007.

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