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About us

Aeterna Zentaris Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company commercializing and developing therapeutics and diagnostic tests. Our lead product, macimorelin, is the only U.S. FDA and European Commission approved oral test indicated for the diagnosis of adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD). Macimorelin is currently marketed in the United States under the tradename Macrilen™, through a license agreement with Novo Nordisk where Aeterna Zentaris receives royalties on sales. The Company owns all rights to macimorelin outside of the U.S. and Canada.


Aeterna Zentaris is also leveraging the clinical success and compelling safety profile of macimorelin to develop it for the diagnosis of childhood-onset growth hormone deficiency (CGHD), an area of significant unmet need.


The Company is actively seeking business development opportunities for the potential commercialization of macimorelin in Europe and the rest of the world, in addition to other non-strategic assets, with the goal of monetizing their value.

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Our Mission


We are focused on serving the unmet medical needs of patients with rare or orphan endocrine diseases through acquisition, development and licensing of marketed products or development candidates. 

Our Vision

Our vision for the future focuses on leveraging our global endocrinology expertise acquired through clinical development of macimorelin in an effort towards establishing a value driven product portfolio for rare and orphan diseases in endocrinology through the potential acquisition of marketed and development-stage medicines and/or in- and out-licensing activities. Our business development team is constantly looking for new opportunities to make strategic deals that have the potential to benefit patients, our partners and our shareholders.

Our Values


We pledge to act with Integrity — comprising Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance especially when facing difficulties or challenges. In our everyday work, we focus on the following values while upholding the highest ethical standards: Teamwork, Transparency, Innovation, Integrity.

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