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Focus & Strategy

Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NERV) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of a portfolio of product candidates to treat central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Our goal is to transform the lives of patients with improved therapeutic options. Leveraging extensive domain expertise, we have identified and acquired or in-licensed a portfolio of development-stage proprietary compounds with what we believe are innovative mechanisms of action. Our executive management team includes globally recognized specialists in central nervous system diseases addressing significant unmet medical needs.

Our strategy is based on the following key principles:

  • Develop differentiated products based on biological and clinical insights related to the unmet needs of patients;
  • Conduct proof-of-principle trials in geographic areas with well characterized and validated patient populations where we have access to highly trained physicians with experience in conducting CNS-related trials;
  • Leverage the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled data from these trials to advance the clinical development of our products in multiple regulatory jurisdictions;
  • Selectively explore collaborations with leading pharmaceutical companies to maximize the value of our current product candidate portfolio, particularly in connection with the initiation of pivotal Phase III clinical trials and subsequent regulatory review, approval and commercialization;
  • Apply our management team’s expertise and current intellectual property portfolio to identify and explore additional indications relating to our current portfolio of compounds and to acquire additional product candidates