This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Details Strategy To Establish Leading Gastrointestinal Therapeutics Company

Stocks in this article: IRWD

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) will detail its strategy to establish a leading gastrointestinal (GI) therapeutics company during its Investor Day today in New York City. This strategy leverages Ironwood’s strong development and commercial capabilities in addressing GI disorders as well as its pharmacologic expertise in guanylate cyclase (GC) pathways, all of which is based on Ironwood’s pioneering work bringing forward LINZESS, the first FDA-approved product in a new class of GI medicines called GC-C agonists.

“At Ironwood, we’ve had the privilege to successfully discover, develop and commercialize LINZESS, a medicine that is already helping hundreds of thousands of adult patients suffering from IBS-C or CIC. Our commercial and R&D teams are both executing at a very high level: we are working closely with our U.S. partner Forest to drive strong uptake of LINZESS, and we are also building a robust pipeline of potential treatments for other highly symptomatic GI conditions,” said Peter Hecht, chief executive officer of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. “With LINZESS well on its way to becoming a leading GI brand, we have both the opportunity and the obligation to prioritize the areas of our business that we believe will maximize value for patients and shareholders. We will leverage our development and commercial expertise in an effort to address patient needs across the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, and we will build on our deep pharmacologic expertise as we work to unlock value from our GC research platform, with a goal of advancing seven GI clinical development programs with multiple opportunities to generate proof of concept data over the next 24 months.”

To execute on its strategy, Ironwood will:

  • Maximize LINZESS
  • Leverage strong commercial capabilities
  • Advance robust GI pipeline and guanylate cyclase (GC) research
  • Prioritize investments in key value drivers

Maximize LINZESS

Ironwood and Forest Laboratories, Inc. introduced LINZESS in December 2012 for the treatment of adult patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). In its first year on the market, LINZESS has delivered strong results across key leading indicators for commercial success, including physician adoption and prescription rates, payer uptake and patient persistency.

1 of 7

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,790.06 +11.91 0.07%
S&P 500 2,065.60 +4.37 0.21%
NASDAQ 4,755.7450 +7.3490 0.15%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs