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Transcept Pharmaceuticals

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Transcept Pharmaceuticals

Transcept Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary products that address important therapeutic needs in the field of neuroscience. The Transcept drug-delivery system enhances the absorption of drug active agents, reduces first-pass drug inactivation by the liver, and decreases the time required for the onset of drug action, potentially to a level approaching that of parenteral administration.

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