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Avigen Inc.

Division of MediciNova Inc.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Specialty Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Neurology, Nervous System
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • MediciNova Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Andrew Sauter, CEO
    Kirk W Johnson, PhD, VP, R&D
  • Contact Info
  • Avigen Inc.
    Phone: (510) 748-7150
    1301 Harbor Bay Pkwy
    Alameda, CA 94502