Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Company Description

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. engages in the development and commercialization of therapies for high unmet medical needs. It intends to treat schizophrenia, jet lag disorder, atopic dermatitis, central nervous system disorders, and circadian rhythm sleep disorder. Its product portfolio includes HETLIOZ, Fanapt, Tradipitant, Trichostatin, and AQW051. The company was founded by Mihael Hristos Polymeropoulos and Argeris N. Karabelas in 2002 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Chief Marketing Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

Chief People Officer

Chief Corporate Affairs & Communications Officer

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Vice President-Manufacturing

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Co-Founder & Head, Business Development

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Director at Atterx BioTherapeutics

President & Chief Executive Officer at Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc.

Chief Strategy Officer at Libra Group Ltd.

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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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Consonance Capital Management's (CCM) funds seek to deliver exceptional, uncorrelated risk adjusted returns. CCM seeks to meet this objective by focusing on investment opportunities in the publicly traded stocks of healthcare companies. The firm invests in all sub-sectors of the healthcare sector including healthcare information technology, managed care, pharmaceuticals, specialty pharmaceuticals, commercial stage biotechnology, healthcare facilities and services, medical devices and supplies, diagnostics and consumer-based healthcare companies.CCM believes the public healthcare market lends itself to an active long/short strategy. The firm focuses on creating long and short portfolios driven by the opportunity for absolute return and alpha creation. The funds also invest in other types of securities and may use a variety of investment techniques to generate profit and/or control risk. These may include participating in swaps, buying or selling futures contracts, purchasing and writing options and other derivative contracts, purchasing or selling debt instruments, and trading on margin by borrowing funds and pledging securities as collateral. CCM invests primarily in healthcare companies in the US, and on an opportunistic basis in the rest of the world.^

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Armistice Capital LLC is a hedge fund manager located in New York City.

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Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. issued Common Stock

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Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. issued Common Stock

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MedImmune Ventures invests in both public and private biotechnology companies located across the globe primarily in North America. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of molecules, vaccines, pharmaceutical technologies, medical devices, diagnostics, imaging and healthcare IT. The firm provides financing for seed, early, later and mezzanine stage capital requirements with an investment size ranging from $5 to $10 million per round.

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Domain Associates invests exclusively in emerging life sciences companies. The firm focuses on pharmaceuticals, specialty pharmaceuticals and medical devices and they are also interested in biomaterials, bioinstrumentation and diagnostics. They prefer to be part of the first institutional financing round of a company. They look for companies with outstanding technology addressing unmet needs in very large markets led by exceptional management. Once invested, Domain takes an active role in guiding the growth of the company. They take a seat on the Board of Directors in the vast majority of cases. Most of their investments are in private companies, but they also invest in small-cap public healthcare companies that are implementing a new corporate strategy.

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