Genta (company)
Genta Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company
Pharmaceutical company
The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces, and markets drugs licensed for use as medications. Pharmaceutical companies are allowed to deal in generic and/or brand medications and medical devices...

 based in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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, United States, which develops products for the treatment of patients with cancer.

Its products include:
  • Genasense (development stage anticancer oblimersen sodium injection)

  • Tesetaxel (development stage anticancer oral tubulin
    Tubulin is one of several members of a small family of globular proteins. The most common members of the tubulin family are α-tubulin and β-tubulin, the proteins that make up microtubules. Each has a molecular weight of approximately 55 kiloDaltons. Microtubules are assembled from dimers of α- and...


  • Ganite (Genta's only U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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     (FDA) approved drug, is a gallium nitrate injection for treatment of cancer-related hypercalcemia)

Financial record

In addition to financing agreements with institutional investors, through its history, Genta Inc., like most listed unprofitable development stage start ups, has made reverse stock split
Reverse stock split
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s and stock dilution
Stock dilution
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in order to get financial resources and stay afloat. For example, in July 2009, the company implemented a reverse stock split, which replaced 50 old shares with one new share.

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