United Therapeutics Corp.

United Therapeutics Corp.

United Therapeutics Corp.

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1040 Spring Street, Silver Spring, MD, 20910, USA

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Company Description

United Therapeutics Corp. operates as a biotechnology company, which engages in the development and commercialization of products for patients with chronic and life-threatening diseases. It markets and sells commercial therapies to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension and high-risk neuroblastoma. The firm also involves in the research and development of new indications and delivery devices for its product, and for the organ transplantation-related technologies. The company was founded by Martine A. Rothblatt on June 26, 1996 and is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD.

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President & Chief Operating Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Principal Accounting Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Deputy General Counsel

Chief Information Officer


Board of Directors

Founder at United Therapeutics Corp.

President at Quinnipiac University

Founding President at Association of Minority Health Professions Schools, Inc.

Executive Manager at Slater Run Vineyards LLC

Co-Founder at Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc.

Founder at Causey & Co.

Former Private Investor at Société Générale S.A.

Director-Urban Sustainability at Columbia University

Former Vice Dean, Social Impact Initiative at University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

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Palo Alto Investors, LLC (PAI) is a leading private investment firm. We make long-term investments for high-net-worth and institutional investors based on original, deep, fundamental research. We don’t rent stocks. We own them. With approximately $900 million in assets under management, we offer a diversified micro cap fund and healthcare sector funds. Significant partner ownership in all of our Funds serves to align our financial interests with the financial interests of our clients. At PAI our mission is to deliver superior returns to our clients by investing for the long term. At the core of our investment philosophy lies the belief that intensive, original research is required to discover and evaluate inefficiently priced equities. We generally focus our investments in micro cap and small cap U.S. equities, which are not closely followed by Wall Street sell-side research firms. We target overlooked, misunderstood and undervalued segments of the equity markets, such as healthcare, energy and technology that have significant potential for appreciation. Our experienced research team has extensive industry experience in the sectors they cover. They utilize a disciplined, bottom-up approach to identify promising investments, and the firm’s investment policies ensure liquidity horizons that are sufficient to take advantage of new opportunities. PAI is committed to providing exemplary client service, maintaining the highest level of ethics, operational excellence and professionalism. PAI is independently owned, and has been registered with the SEC since its inception in 1989

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Krensavage Asset Management (KAM) seeks superior absolute returns primarily through long term capital appreciation with a focus on capital preservation. The firm purchases securities they believe trade below their intrinsic value and selling securities they believes trade above their intrinsic value. KAM's investments focus on the purchase and sell of equity securities of public companies in the healthcare industry. The firm may also invest in other industries, asset classes and markets that are poised for superior performance.

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TSW uses a combination of fundamental and quantitative analysis as the basis for their investment processes. Their typical assignments involve a specific strategy, such as \"mid-cap value\" or \"core plus fixed income\" in which they use a variety of equity and/or fixed income processes to select securities that are designed to outperform a specific industry benchmark. In other instances, usually for high net-worth clients, the strategies may be combined in order to produce a \"balanced portfolio\" to meet a specific client asset allocation objective or industry benchmark. TSW's strategies include: Equity (Domestic and International), Strategic High Income, Fixed Income, Custom Balanced, and WPS (long/short equity).

Recent Transactions
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United Therapeutics Corp. purchases SteadyMed Ltd.

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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. purchases Emergent Virology LLC from United Therapeutics Corp.

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United Therapeutics Corp. purchases Revivicor, Inc. from Astellas Venture Management LLC, Highmark Health Ventures LLC

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Advisors & Consultants
Senior Advisor

Former Director, President & Co-Chief Executive Officer at United Therapeutics Corp.

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Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


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Respira Therapeutics, Inc. focuses on pulmonary delivery of therapeutics for respiratory diseases. Its technology Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI), deliver dry powder drug products to the lung more effectively than other DPI technologies. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM.

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Celularity, Inc. operates as a biotechnology company that focuses on the study of placenta. The company was founded in Robert Joseph Hariri Gordon and Peter H. Diamandis in 2016 and is headquartered in warren, NJ.

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TAI Diagnostics, Inc. provides biotechnology services. It focuses on developing innovative diagnostic tests for monitoring the health of transplanted organs. The company was founded by Aoy Tomita-Mitchell and Michael E. Mitchell in 2015 and is headquartered in Wauwatosa, WI.

Eli Lilly & Company Hospitals & Patient Services | Indianapolis, Indiana

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Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals - New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Allergan Plc Pharmaceuticals - Dublin, DU

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GlaxoSmithKline Plc Pharmaceuticals - Brentford, Middlesex

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Awards & Honors
Rank #12
Forbes Magazine - 50 Best Small Companies 2012
Sponsored by Forbes Media LLC
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