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The name is from the Greek for evolution. Their game is comparitive genomics. They study fruit flies, nematodes, mice, zebrafish and simple plants to make predictions about function of human genes based on similarities between the species, or as they put it here:
exelixis.com / Company Information,
they "take advantage of the evolutionary conservation of genes and gene function among diverse species." Now that we have working drafts of a human genome map, Exelixis should be well positioned as the focus shifts to determining gene function.
Address: 170 Harbor Way, South San Francisco, CA 94083
In its April 2000 IPO, the company sold 9.1 million shares @ $13.00
Last month, Exelixis completed the acquisition of a small agricultural biotech company, Agritope. This brings them expertise in higher plant model systems as well as key intellectual property and extensive experience in plant biology. Agritope develops improved plant products and has a subsidiary, Vinifera, "which propagates and markets grapevines to the U.S. premium wine grape production industry." Agritope will be renamed Exelixis Plant Sciences and will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
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