Achillion Pharmaceuticals

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHN) is a science-driven, patient-focused company seeking to leverage its strengths across the continuum from drug discovery to commercialization in its goal of providing better treatments for people with serious diseases. The company employs a highly-disciplined discovery and development approach that has allowed it to pursue best-in-class therapy for chronic hepatitis C (HCV) and build a platform of potent and specific complement factor D inhibitors. Achillion is rapidly advancing its efforts to become a fully-integrated pharmaceutical company with a goal of bringing life-saving medicines to patients with rare diseases.

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Factor D provides a critical control point for complement activation. Small-molecule inhibitors of factor D may, therefore, be useful against a broad range of complement-mediated diseases.