SeekingAlpha  Jul 23  Comment 
ByMacsJV: AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACRX) has a PDUFA date on 7/27 for their lead product Zalviso (Sufentanil NanoTab PCA System). The company's Phase 3 clinical studies were excellent, analysts' overwhelmingly rate the stock a buy with an...
TheStreet.com  Jul 18  Comment 
BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Welcome back to the Biotech Stock Mailbag. @adamfeuerstein if possible can you share ur thoughts on ACRX into July27 PDUFA. Haven't seen your article on it. thx — Mario Stockguy (@fireworkstrades) July 11, 2014 Unless...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 7  Comment 
By Paul Reed: ACRX company overview: AcelRx (ACRX) has Zalviso coming up for PDUFA approval by July 27th. From ACRX's latest 8-Q filing: "Zalviso is an investigational pre-programmed, non-invasive, handheld system that allows hospital...
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SeekingAlpha  Jul 2  Comment 
By Scott Matusow: By Kyle Dennis AcelRx (ACRX) has been one of our favorite companies over the last two years, which we have written on a few times during that period. AcelRx develops therapies for acute and breakthrough pain that help solve...
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SeekingAlpha  May 9  Comment 
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACRX) Q1 2014 Earnings Conference Call May 8, 2014 16:30 ET Executives Richard King - President, CEO Tim Morris - CFO, Principal Accounting Officer Pam Palmer - CMO Analysts Swati Kumar -...
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AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACRX) Q4 2013 Earnings Conference Call March 3, 2014 4:30 PM ET Executives James Welch – VP and CFO Richard King – President and CEO Analysts Louise Chen – Guggenheim Partners Randall...
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AcelRx (NASDAQ:ACRX) is a pharmaceutical company which develops and sells treatments for acute and breakthrough pain. In particular, the product would help with post-operative pain. AcelRx has completed Phase 2 and is preparing to conduct two Phase 3 clinical trials for its lead product.[1]

Acute and breakthrough pain associated with the post-operation period is often treated with intravenous (IV) opioid injections. These tend to have negative side effects due to the usage of morphine. In addition, there can be delivery and programming errors from the complex infusion pumps used to provide the patients with the opioid. AcelRx's lead candidate involves a patient administered dosage sublingual, or below the tongue. AcelRx also uses Sufentanil rather than morphine.[2]

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NASDAQ occurred on February 10, 2011. The company offered 8M shares each for $5. The company originally planned to sell 5.8M shares within the range of $12-$14. This would have made the deal worth $75.4M, but the drop in price brought the total deal to $40M even after the rise in shares sold. The lead underwriter of the deal was Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC). Canaccord Capital (BER:C6U), Cowen Group (COWN), and JMP Group (JMP) acted as comanagers.[3]

Because AcelRx does not have a commercially viable yet, the company is still in the pre-revenue stage. As a result, the company has incurred high Research & Development expenses without making money. For the first 9 months of 2010, AcelRx's net loss was $10.8M, 58% of which was from research and development expenses. [4]


  1. ACRX S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Overview" pg1
  2. ACRX S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Sufentanil NanoTabs" pg1-2
  3. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "AcelRx prices IPO at $5, below the original $12-$14 range" 11 Feb 2011
  4. ACRX S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary Financial Data" pg10
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