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Cortex Pharmaceuticals

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Tristin Taylor

on 11 November 2011

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Transcript of Cortex Pharmaceuticals

Cortex Pharmaceuticals stock symbol: CORX Industry: Pharmaceutical Headquarters: Irvine, California What do they do? They are a biotech company that works on developing drugs to treat neurological disorders/diseases (like Parkinson's, ADHD, and Alzheimer's) ,psychiatric disorders (such as schizophrenia), and sleep apnea. They hope to develop drugs to treat these things by using AMPAKINE compounds. Current Projects
CX717 - to fights respiratory depression, increases wakefulness and cognitive functioning CX1739 - for sleep apnea and ADHD Stock Information Market cap - 6.3 M

Average Volume (10 days) - 102.1K Why did I pick this company? Neuroscience is an interesting field The way they hope to find treatments by using AMPAKINE compounds is pretty unique Top Competitors Cephalon, Inc. - a privately held company that specializes in therapies for CNS disorders Shire Pharm. - a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on finding treatments for ADHD and HGT How Cortex gets their funding Investors - people invest in their company
Stock Market - they sell stocks How they go from Idea to Market Famous Alumni Dr. Mark Varney - CEO and President
Dr. Roger Stoll - Executive Chairman
Ms. Maria S. Messinger - CFO Sources 1.http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?ticker=CORX:US
6.http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/14/14307.html Worksheet Questions 1. What are some of the leading non-profit biotech institutes that aren't on NASDAQ? Why do you believe that they are not listed on NASDAQ?

Some leading non-profit biotech institutes are the Joslin Diabetes Center and the ALS Therapy Development Institute. They might not be listed on the NASDAQ because they are non-profit, hence their stocks may not matter as much because they are so successful. 2. How do financial markets influence the direction of scientific research and ultimately society?

Financial markets influence the progress of scientific research alot. NASDAQ companies get their funding mainly from the stock market, so they need to do well in order to get money to fund their research. Financial markets influence society because alot of people invest their money in certain companies. 3. How does individual product news or world news affect a company's market value?

If an individual product takes off or is successful, then a company's market value would increase. World news would affect a company's market value the same way. Unless it was negative news. If it was negative news, then the market value of a company would decrease Any Questions?
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