Approximate Financial Snapshot as of 1/8/14
Shares Outstanding 19.4M  
52 Wk Hi/Lo 77.53/


Market Cap $1.4B
Recent Price $72.39




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Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT)


Website: www.InterceptPharma.com

"A Biopharmaceutical Company Focused On The Development And Commercialization Of Novel Therapeutics To Treat Chronic Liver Diseases.


Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat orphan and more prevalent liver diseases utilizing its expertise in bile acid chemistry. 

The company's lead product candidate, obeticholic acid, is a bile acid analog and first-in-class agonist of the farnesoid X receptor. OCA is being developed for a variety of chronic liver diseases including NASH, primary biliary cirrhosis, portal hypertension and bile acid diarrhea. 

OCA has received orphan drug designation in both the United States and Europe for the treatment of PBC. Intercept owns worldwide rights to OCA outside of Japan and China.

ICPT Investor Highlights

  • Announced that the FLINT trial of obeticholic acid (OCA) for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been stopped early for efficacy based on a planned interim analysis showing that the primary endpoint of the trial has been met.

  • "The unexpected early stopping of FLINT due to OCA meeting the primary endpoint with such high significance is a major milestone," said Mark Pruzanski, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Intercept. "NASH has grown to epidemic proportions worldwide, having become a leading cause of cirrhosis and liver failure."

  • As of September 30, 2013, Intercept's cash, cash equivalents and investment securities available for sale totaled approximately $156.8 million, compared to $110.2 million at December 31, 2012.

Recent News and Press Releases

Intercept Announces NASH Primary Endpoint Met: FLINT Trial Stopped Early for Efficacy Based on Highly Statistically Significant Improvement in Liver Histology

Intercept Pharmaceuticals to Provide 2013 Update on Clinical Programs for Obeticholic Acid on January 9

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results

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Mark Pruzanski, M.D. - Chief Executive Officer and President

Mark Pruzanski, M.D. is a co-founder of the company and has served as chief executive officer and president, and has been a member of the board of directors, since inception in 2002. 

He has over 15 years of experience in life sciences company management, venture capital and strategic consulting. Dr. Pruzanski was previously a venture partner at Apple Tree Partners, an early stage life sciences venture capital firm he co-founded in 1999. 

Prior to that, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Oak Investment Partners. Dr. Pruzanski received his M.D. from McMaster University in Ontario, a M.A. degree in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C., and a bachelors degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. 

He currently also serves on the boards of the Emerging Company Section of the Biotechnology Industry Association and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a think tank in Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Pruzanski is a co-author of a number of scientific publications and an inventor of several patents relating to our product candidates and scientific discoveries.

David Shapiro, M.D. - Chief Medical Officer and Excutive Vice-President, Operations

David Shapiro, M.D. has served as chief medical officer and executive vice president, development since 2008. He has over 25 years of clinical development experience in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Dr. Shapiro founded a consulting company, Integrated Quality Resources, that focused on development stage biopharmaceutical companies and was active in this role from 2005 to 2008. From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Shapiro was executive vice president, medical affairs and chief medical officer of Idun Pharmaceuticals, Inc., prior to its acquisition by Pfizer. From 1995 to 1998, he was president of the Scripps Medical Research Center at Scripps Clinic. He also served as vice president, clinical research at Gensia and as director and group leader, hypertension clinical research at Merck Research Laboratories from 1985 to 1990. 

Dr. Shapiro has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and organized and chaired several conferences aimed at improving product development. He received his medical degree from Dundee University & Medical School, and undertook his postgraduate medical training in the university affiliated hospitals in Oxford, United Kingdom and the University of Vermont. 

Dr. Shapiro served on the board of directors of Altair Therapeutics and served for two terms on the Executive Committee of the Board of the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians. He is an elected Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Physicians of the United Kingdom.

Barbara Duncan - Chief Financial Officer

Barbara Duncan has served as chief financial officer and secretary since May 2009 and as treasurer since 2010. She has over 14 years experience in the life sciences industry. From 2001 through April 2009, Ms. Duncan served as chief financial officer and then chief executive officer at DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc., or DOV, a biopharmaceutical company focused on central nervous system disorders, which was sold to Euthymics Bioscience, Inc. in 2010. 

Prior to joining DOV, Ms. Duncan served as a vice president of Lehman Brothers Inc. in its corporate finance division from August 1998 to August 2001, where she provided financial advisory services primarily to companies in the life sciences and general industrial industries. From September 1994 to August 1998, Ms. Duncan was an associate and director at SBC Warburg Dillon Read, Inc. in its corporate finance group, where she focused primarily on structuring mergers, divestitures and financings for companies in the life sciences and general industrial industries. She also worked for PepsiCo, Inc. from 1989 to 1992 in its international audit division, and was a certified public accountant in the audit division of Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1986 to 1989. 

Ms. Duncan received her B.S. from Louisiana State University in 1985 and her M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1994. She previously served as a director of DOV and currently serves on the board of directors of Edgemont Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a privately held, specialty pharmaceutical company with a primary focus in the field of neuroscience.

SEC Filings

ICPT filings with the SEC can be found here.


Intercept Pharmaceuticals

18 Desbrosses Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 646-747-1000
Fax: 646-747-1001

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