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About Alexza Pharmaceuticals

Alexza Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company located in Mountain View, California, leads the way in providing non-invasive, novel therapies for the acute treatment of central nervous system conditions. Our product candidates are based on our proprietary technology, the Staccato® system. The Staccato system vaporizes drugs to form a – more... condensation aerosol that, when inhaled, allows for rapid systemic drug delivery. Because of the particle size of the aerosol, the drug is quickly absorbed through the deep lung into the bloodstream, providing speed of therapeutic onset that is comparable to intravenous administration but with greater ease, patient comfort, and convenience. Our first product, Staccato loxapine, (known commercially as ADASUVE®) has been approved for marketing in the United States and in the European Union. We also have a pipeline of product candidates based on the Staccato system which are in various stages of development in the CNS arena.


Alexza Pharmaceuticals is one of many successful companies founded by a leading pioneer and preeminent entrepreneur of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, Dr. Alejandro Zaffaroni. The legacy of the companies founded by Dr. Zaffaroni has truly left an indelible, positive mark, and a lasting impact on society.

Alexza Pharmaceuticals offers career opportunities across all functions for talented, passionate and driven life science professionals who seek to join our first class team and make a difference in the lives of others.
We offer competitive compensation and benefits including stock options, an exciting and collaborative work environment, and excellent opportunity for career growth. – less

Alexza Pharmaceuticals Employer Reviews

Research Assistant (Former Employee), Mountain View, CAAugust 13, 2014
Senior Document Control Specialist (Current Employee), Mountain View, CaJanuary 2, 2014

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