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MediciNova, Inc.

Our Opinion

MediciNova, Inc. is on the Cruelty Free Investing list for exploiting animals because the company does animal testing for some of their medical products and clinical research.

Supporting Evidence:

The company stated in the following press release that they conduct pre-clinical trials of their drugs on animals.

“MN-001, in this animal model, improved NASH pathology by inhibiting hepatocyte damage (p <0.01) and ballooning (p <0.01).” Read the following article

Company Description

MediciNova, Inc. operates as a biopharmaceutical company with interest in acquiring and developing novel, small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases for the treatment of diseases with unmet medical need with a specific focus on the U.S. market. The company’s development pipeline consists of product development programs which have been in clinical development for the treatment of acute exacerbations of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations, multiple sclerosis and other neurologic conditions, asthma, interstitial cystitis, solid tumor cancers, generalized anxiety disorder, preterm labor and two preclinical-stage compounds for the treatment of thrombotic disorders. MediciNova was founded by Yuichi Iwaki on September 26, 2000 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. [Source: MarketWatch]

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