Acorda Therapeutics Company Profile
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, identifies, develops, and commercializes novel therapies for neurological disorders in the United States. The company markets Ampyra (dalfampridine), an oral drug to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); Zanaflex Capsules and tablets for the management of spasticity; and Qutenza, a dermal patch for the management of neuropathic pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia. It also markets Ampyra as Fampyra in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In addition, the company develops CVT-301 that is in the Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of OFF periods in Parkinsons disease; CVT-427, which has completed a Phase I clinical trial to treat migraine; and Ampyra/Dalfampridine that is in the Phase I pharmacokinetic studies for the treatment of chronic post-stroke deficits. Further, it develops Plumiaz, a proprietary nasal spray formulation of diazepam to treat people with epilepsy; Cimaglermin alfa/Neuregulins that has completed a Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of heart failure; Remyelinating Antibodies Program, which is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of MS; and Chondroitinase Program that is in research stage for the treatment of spinal cord injury. The company has collaborations and license agreements with Biogen International GmbH; Alkermes plc; Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center; Alkermes, Inc.; SK Biopharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.; Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd.; Canadian Spinal Research Organization; Cambridge Enterprise Limited and King's College London; Mayo Foundation for Education and Research; Paion AG; and Brigham and Womens Hospital, Inc. Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Ardsley, New York.