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                                                                          Axsome Therapeutics


We aim to become a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes differentiated medicines that expand the treatment options available to caregivers and improve the lives of patients living with CNS disorders.

Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders for which there are limited treatment options. Axsome's core CNS product candidate portfolio includes four clinical-stage candidates, which we are developing for six different CNS indications. The Axsome Pain and Primary Care business unit (Axsome PPC) houses Axsome's pain and primary care assets and intellectual property which includes three clinical-stage product candidates, which are being developed for multiple pain and primary care indications.

Our proprietary medicinal chemistry and formulation technologies allow us to continue to design new and innovative medicines to treat CNS conditions. These technologies and capabilities include:

Chiral and Formulation Chemistry. Our AXS-09 product candidate was developed using our chiral chemistry and formulation capabilities to identify, isolate and stabilize chirally pure enantiomers.
MoSEIC™ Technology. Our AXS-06 and AXS-07 product candidates incorporate our MoSEIC™ technology which is designed to substantially increase the solubility and speed the absorption of target drug molecules.

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Metabolic Inhibition Technology. Our AXS-05 and AXS-09 product candidates incorporate our technology of using metabolic inhibition as a novel drug delivery method to increase the bioavailability and prolong the half-life of target drug molecules.

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Proprietary Synthesis and Analysis. Our AXS-02 product candidate was generated using proprietary chemical synthesis and analysis to increase the solubility and enable the oral delivery of the target drug molecule. 


AXS-05 is a novel, oral, investigational drug product under development for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. AXS-05 utilizes Axsome’s technology of combining bupropion and dextromethorphan. Dextromethorphan is an NMDA receptor antagonist, sigma-1 receptor agonist, and inhibitor of the serotonin and norepinephrine transporters. Bupropion serves to increase the bioavailability of dextromethorphan, and is a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor, and a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist. We are initially developing AXS-05 for the treatment of the following conditions: treatment resistant depression (TRD), agitation associated with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and smoking cessation. AXS-05 is an investigational drug product not approved by the FDA.

Learn more about AXS-05 and our target indications.

**On Jan. 7, 2019 Axsome Therapeutics reported that its lead drug candidate, AXS-05, hit its primary endpoint in a phase 2 trial evaluating it as a treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD).


Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)

TRD occurs in individuals suffering from major depression who fail to respond to initial antidepressant treatments. AXS-05 is a novel, oral, investigational drug product, incorporating multiple mechanisms of action, under development for the treatment of TRD.

Learn more about TRD and AXS-05


Agitation Associated with Alzheimer's Disease

Individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease typically experience behavioral and psychological symptoms including agitation and aggression. AXS-05 is a novel, oral, investigational drug product, incorporating multiple mechanisms of action, under development for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease agitation.

Learn more about Agitation Associated With Alzheimer's Disease and AXS-05


AXS-07 is an oral, fixed-dose combination of MoSEIC™ meloxicam and rizatriptan being developed for the acute treatment of migraine. Meloxicam is a new molecular entity for migraine enabled by Axsome’s  proprietary MoSEIC™ (Molecular Solubility Enhanced Inclusion Complex) technology, which results in rapid absorption of meloxicam while maintaining a long plasma half-life. Meloxicam is a COX-2 preferential non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug  with potent pain-relieving efficacy while rizatriptan is a 5-HT1B/D agonist currently approved as a single agent for the acute treatment of migraine. AXS-07 is designed to provide rapid, enhanced and consistent relief of migraine, with reduced symptom recurrence

Learn more about AXS-07 and our target indications.


AXS-09 is a novel, oral medicine consisting of chirally pure esbupropion and dextromethorphan being developed for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. Esbupropion is the S-enantiomer of bupropion, a dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor and nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist which also serves to increase the bioavailability of dextromethorphan. Dextromethorphan is an NMDA receptor antagonist, sigma-1 receptor agonist, an inhibitor of the serotonin and norepinephrine transporters, and a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist.

Learn more about AXS-09 and our target indications.


AXS-12 (reboxetine) is a novel, oral, investigational medicine in development for the treatment of the symptoms of narcolepsy. AXS-12 is a highly selective and potent norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. AXS-12 is an investigational drug not approved by the FDA.

Learn more about AXS-12 and our target indications.


Management Team

Herriot Tabuteau, MD

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tabuteau has served as our founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of our board of directors since our founding in January 2012. Prior to founding our company, Dr. Tabuteau was a Senior Analyst and Partner at Healthco/S.A.C. Capital (now known as HealthCor) where he was responsible for the biotechnology, genomics, and instrumentation portfolios. Previously, Dr. Tabuteau was the healthcare analyst at Kingdon Capital. Prior to that position, Dr. Tabuteau was a Senior Research Analyst at Banc of America Securities covering the hospital supplies sector. Prior to Banc of America, Dr. Tabuteau was part of the healthcare investment banking group at Goldman Sachs. Dr. Tabuteau earned his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology and biochemistry from Wesleyan University.

Nick Pizzie, CPA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Pizzie has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2018. Prior to joining Axsome, Mr. Pizzie was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pierre Fabre USA, the U.S. affiliate of Pierre Fabre. Previously, he was Senior Finance Director at Immucor. Prior to Immucor, he held positions of increasing responsibility in finance and accounting at Merck and Pfizer. Mr. Pizzie began his career at Arthur Andersen, where he served as staff auditor. He earned his BS in Accounting, BA in Economics, and MBA in Finance, and Supply Side Logistics, from Rutgers University.

Cedric O’Gorman, MD, MBA


Dr. O’Gorman has served as our Senior Vice President, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs since September 2017. Prior to joining Axsome, Dr. O’Gorman was the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Intra-Cellular Therapies since December 2014. Before that, he was the U.S. medical lead for psychiatry at Genentech/Roche. Prior to Genentech/Roche, he spent 5 years at Pfizer representing medical affairs on several branded neuroscience products including Geodon for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and Pristiq for major depressive disorder. Dr. O’Gorman received his medical degree from the National University of Ireland, in Galway, Ireland, trained at the Institute of Psychiatry, in London, England, and earned his Master of Business Administration from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Mark Jacobson


Mr. Jacobson has served as our Senior Vice President, Operations since September 2017 and has been a member of the Axsome team since April 2014. Prior to joining Axsome, he was Director of Corporate Development at Stemline Therapeutics, Inc., where he played a critical role in advancing the company from a 3-person team in 2010 to the successful completion of an initial public offering and secondary public offering in 2013, which together raised approximately $100 million for the company. While at Stemline, Mr. Jacobson’s responsibilities spanned investor relations, public relations, corporate operations, and intellectual property. Mr. Jacobson began his career in healthcare communications at Publicis Healthcare Communications Group. Mr. Jacobson earned a Master of Arts in Biotechnology from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Iowa State University.

Anticipated Near-Term Clinical Milestones
Clinical Trial Readouts

•Phase 3 CREATE-1 trial of AXS-02 in CRPS, interim efficacy analysis (late December 2017 to early January 2018)

•Phase 3 COAST-1 trial of AXS-02 in knee OA associated with BMLs, interim analysis (late December 2017 to early January 2018)

•Phase 3 STRIDE-1 trial of AXS-05 in TRD, top-line data (1H 2018)

7 x Phase 3 Programs in Pipeline 

AXS-02 COAST-1 Knee Osteoarthritis Associated with Bone Marrow Lesions in Phase 3 (SPA & Fast Track) ---7M patients in the U.S.

AXS-02 CREATE-1 Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in Phase 3 (Orphan+Fast Track Status) ---No approved drug = high unmet need. 80,000 new cases per year in the U.S.

AXS-02 Chronic Low Back Pain Associated with Modic Changes in Phase 3 ---1.6M patients in the U.S.

AXS-05 Agitation in patients with Alzheimer’s disease(AD) in Phase 2/3 ---No approved medication = unmet medical need. 2M patients in the U.S.

AXS-05 STRIDE-1 Treatment resistant depression in Phase 3 ---Only 1 approved drug for TRD = unmet medical need. 3M patients in the U.S.

AXS-06(MoSEIC™ Mx + Eso) Acute and Chronic Pain Phase 3 Ready = 120M NSAID TRx per year in the U.S.

AXS-07 (meloxicam and rizatriptan) for the Treatment of Migraine Phase 3 Ready = Migraine attacks are disabling and affect more than 37 million Americans

Share Structure

Market Cap    
226,580,077       01/14/2019
Authorized Shares
150,000,000       09/28/2018
Outstanding Shares   
29,813,168         11/02/2018


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AXSM News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 10/21/2019 07:07:25 AM
AXSM News: Axsome Therapeutics Completes Patient Enrollment in the CONCERT Phase 2 Trial of AXS-12 in Narcolepsy 10/21/2019 07:00:05 AM
AXSM News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 10/16/2019 07:14:29 AM
AXSM News: Axsome Therapeutics Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment in the GEMINI Phase 3 Trial of AXS-05 in Major Depressive Diso... 10/16/2019 07:00:00 AM
AXSM News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 10/15/2019 04:46:20 PM
News News Alert: Current Report Filing (8-k) 10/21/2019 07:07:25 AM
#298   >>> Axsome Therapeutics to Provide Update on Continued gfp927z 10/04/19 09:59:29 AM
#297   Oh clay trader . Eom. Jackthehorse1926 10/02/19 09:45:08 AM
#296   Wtf happened here? Jackthehorse1926 10/02/19 09:44:50 AM
#295   * * $AXSM Video Chart 10-01-2019 * * ClayTrader 10/01/19 05:59:34 PM
#294   Good news about AXS-7 today. Basil22 09/05/19 07:17:12 AM
#293   Anyone guess what market cap might be if DesireToLearn 08/20/19 12:07:23 PM
#292   Seems like Dave Marek has a good history. chainma1l 08/20/19 10:43:48 AM
#291   I think they need this new open label smallbio 07/14/19 10:16:21 AM
#290   Thanks. smallbio 07/13/19 07:03:45 PM
#289   can't anyone do decent DD Paullee 07/13/19 06:00:09 PM
#288   Maybe Benzinga Charlie had a few too many JGrumby 07/13/19 03:11:19 PM
#287   This is the exact line in TDAmeritrade: smallbio 07/13/19 12:05:39 PM
#286   I see nothing on the AXSM website and JGrumby 07/13/19 09:35:21 AM
#285   TDAmeritrade has a headline news about Axsome starting smallbio 07/12/19 05:33:39 PM
#284   Closed at nath today after the Russell inclusion JGrumby 07/01/19 05:42:52 PM
#283   Thanks Kiwi smallbio 06/27/19 06:45:06 PM
#282   And the reason for todays run up Whalatane 06/27/19 03:37:45 PM
#281   Thx for the link Kiwi Whalatane 06/27/19 09:08:32 AM
#280   Pretty logical argument in this new article. smallbio 06/26/19 02:47:23 PM
#279   AXS-05 Phase 3 for MDD should start any smallbio 06/17/19 10:30:42 AM
#278   AXSM makes it into the Russell 3000 and JGrumby 06/10/19 11:45:30 AM
#277   I think AXS-05 is the key. smallbio 06/07/19 01:36:24 PM
#276   Axsome currently does not anticipate future equity financings chainma1l 06/07/19 09:16:52 AM
#275   AXSM seems has a habit of not being smallbio 06/07/19 09:15:34 AM
#274   https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/axsome-therapeutics-provides-update-on JGrumby 06/07/19 09:06:32 AM
#273   Doing a bit of research on the Russell JGrumby 06/06/19 11:00:13 AM
#272   First announcement of Russell indexes rebalancing is tomorrow. JGrumby 06/06/19 10:20:24 AM
#271   From twitter by @DrTranBioSci smallbio 06/01/19 10:27:20 AM
#270   Keep googling. There is a product on the market Goodtime13 05/30/19 02:50:57 PM
#269   Thanks & good to know this. smallbio 05/29/19 05:53:29 PM
#268   Not an issue when combined with a P450-2D6 Goodtime13 05/29/19 05:31:07 PM
#267   Not an issue when combined with a P450-2D6 Goodtime13 05/29/19 05:31:06 PM
#266   DXM part of AXS-05, smallbio 05/29/19 03:59:04 PM
#265   Per their language they are enrolling more patients Goodtime13 05/29/19 01:16:18 PM
#264   Last sentence of: smallbio 05/29/19 11:42:33 AM
#263   Thanks for the info. smallbio 05/29/19 08:05:31 AM
#262   Agreed. It is all about clinical development. I Goodtime13 05/28/19 10:32:35 PM
#261   I would say their chances are significantly higher Goodtime13 05/28/19 10:08:49 PM
#260   I would say their chances are significantly higher Goodtime13 05/28/19 10:08:47 PM
#259   I believe this quote from their 5/6/19 PR Goodtime13 05/28/19 10:02:13 PM
#258   I asked them smallbio 05/28/19 10:13:49 AM
#257   $50 is just a stepping stone to a Basil22 05/28/19 08:48:17 AM
#256   Axsome Therapeutics initiated at buy with $50 price crudeoil24 05/28/19 08:38:00 AM
#255   What are you asking them? Alan Brown 05/27/19 08:58:56 PM
#254   I send an email to the company. smallbio 05/27/19 07:12:33 PM
#253   No one would know. We can just speculate. Alan Brown 05/27/19 09:26:28 AM
#252   I would agree with TRD is difficult to treat. smallbio 05/27/19 09:08:12 AM
#251   TRD test is very difficult to pass. Just Alan Brown 05/27/19 02:17:20 AM
#250   This stock is a juggernaut. Destined Basil22 05/26/19 11:13:48 AM
#249   CORRECTION: $17B is annual global revenue per the article. smallbio 05/25/19 11:13:38 AM