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XenoPort CEO and Director Ron Barrett
Ron Barrett
8 Ratings
  • Used to be a nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
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    Ron is a great guy and a strong leader. He needs to keep focused on moving drug candidates forward and earn FDA approval


    There is no current on going research program. Therefore, the long term potential for the success of this company is unknown.

    Advice to Management

    Please remember to value your employees, and do not lose focus of their contributions. Encourage communication within and across all departments.

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    Senior Scientist Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at XenoPort in May 2008.


    very ggod and straightforward

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Website www.xenoport.com
Headquarters Santa Clara, CA
Size 51 to 200 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Public (XNPT)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year

XenoPort sounds like something straight out of science fiction, but there's nothing fictional about XenoPort's job of improving drugs' ability to be absorbed by tissues in the body. The development firm uses genomics to identify transporter proteins. It then designs oral drug molecules to find and ride these transporters through the gastrointestinal tract to their destination. XenoPort began marketing its first drug in 2011 when it received FDA approval for its gabapentin enacarbil candidate, Horizant, to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS). XenoPort markets ... More

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