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DURECT Corp.

DURECT Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on two areas of active drug development: New therapeutics based on its proprietary drug delivery platforms and new chemical entities derived from its epigenomic regulator program. Its drug development expertise is being applied primarily to the fields of pain management, central nervous system disorders, acute organ injury and metabolic diseases such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Late-stage development programs include POSIMIR (SABER-bupivacaine) and REMOXY (ORADUR-oxycodone). DURECT's epigenomic regulator program includes the lead molecule DUR-928 in Phase 1 development. DUR-928 is an endogenous small molecule that modulates lipid homeostasis, inflammation and cell survival.
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Expert Comments:

Grant Zeng, Zacks Small-Cap Research (11/2/17)
"DURECT Corp. recorded a total revenue of $20.7M in Q3/17 ended Sept. 30, 2017, compared to $3.7M in Q3/16. . .the company reported net income of $6.1M in Q3/17, as compared to a net loss of $8.8M in Q3/16. At Sept. 30, it had cash and investments of $41.8M, which compared to $33.6M at June 30, 2017." -Zacks Small-Cap Research

Francois Brisebois, Laidlaw & Company (11/2/17)
"DURECT Corp. reported its Q3/17 last night after the close, roughly in line with expectations after adjusting for one-time events. . .the company ended Q3/17 with cash and investments of $41.8M, which should be sufficient for the next couple years. . .we believe 2018 could prove to be a pivotal year for DURECT."

Ed Arce, H.C. Wainwright & Co. (11/2/17)
"DURECT Corp. intends to initiate a Phase 2, open-label study with oral DUR-928 in primary sclerosing cholangitis. . .next, the company is currently finalizing the protocol on a Phase 2 study of injectable DUR-928 in patients with moderate to severe acute liver function impairment to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of several doses of the compound. . .DURECT is also finalizing a study protocol for a Phase 2 proof-of-concept study of topically applied DUR-928."

Grant Zeng, Zacks Small-Cap Research (10/25/17)
"We are especially optimistic about DURECT Corp.'s epigenetic regulator DUR-928, which holds great market potential for multiple indications, including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and acute kidney injury; multiple Phase 2 trials will be initiated in 2017. We continue to be positive about the company's story." -Zacks Small-Cap Research

Terry Chrisomalis, Biotech Analysis Central (10/23/17)
"DURECT Corp. is now highly attractive as a potential speculative play. That's because it has another drug compound known as DUR-928, which is an orally bioavailable small molecule; it is being tested in three different indications, each of which targets large markets."

Ed Arce, H.C. Wainwright & Co. (10/20/17)
"Durect Corp. is partnered on two drug development programs (RBP-7000 and Remoxy) that may receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in 2018. . .the company's epigenetic regulator DUR-928 is intriguing. . .with a recent $12.5M upfront payment from new partner Indivior, management believes its current cash runway is 'well over' a year."

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Experts Following This Company

Ed Arce, Managing Direction and Senior Research Analyst – H.C. Wainwright & Co.
Francois Brisebois, Healthcare Research Analyst – Laidlaw & Company
Patrick Dolezal – LifeSci Capital
Jim Molloy, Analyst
David Sherman, Analyst – LifeSci Capital
Adam Walsh, Analyst-Healthcare – Stifel
Len Yaffe, Fund Manager, analyst, MD – Stoc*Doc Partners
Grant Zeng, Senior Biotech Analyst – Zacks Investment Research, Zacks Small-Cap Research

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Investing Highlights
 
DUR-928, in Phase 1, is an Endogenous Small Molecule with Compelling Animal Data
 
Two Late Stage Pain Products Addressing Large Markets
 
Company Holds the WW Rights to DUR-928 and POSIMIR
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