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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
    • Antisense, Oligonucleotides
    • Large Molecule
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Blood & Coagulation Disorders & Products
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious & Viral Diseases
  • Alias(es)
  • Migenix Inc.
  • Micrologix Biotech Inc.
  • Ownership
  • Public
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • Canada
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • BioWest Therapeutics Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Paul Brennan, CEO
    Jeff Charpentier, CFO
  • Contact Info
  • BioWest Therapeutics Inc.
    Phone: (604) 221-9666
    1727 West Broadway
    Suite 400
    Vancouver, V6J 4W6