Alza Overview

  • Founded
  • 1968

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 2,442

  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $12.3B

Alza General Information


Manufacturer of drug delivery systems created to develop pharmaceutical products with enhanced therapeutic value. The company's drug delivery systems include therapeutic devices for oral, transdermal, implantable and liposomal technologies, enabling healthcare sector to innovate and create novel medicines for the cure of chronic and life-threatening diseases.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Drug Delivery
Other Industries
Therapeutic Devices
Primary Office
  • 1900 Charleston Road
  • P.O. Box 7210
  • Mountain View, CA 94039
  • United States

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Alza Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
4. Merger/Acquisition 22-Jun-2001 $12.3B 000.00 Completed Profitable
3. Merger/Acquisition 17-Dec-1999 00.00 00.00 Cancelled Profitable
2. IPO 08-Jun-1983 Completed Generating Revenue
1. Early Stage VC Completed Startup
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Alza Patents

Alza Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
CA-2873425-A1 Self-test for analgesic product Inactive 21-May-2012 000000000
US-9095706-B2 Self-test for analgesic product Active 21-May-2012 000000000
US-20150338445-A1 Self-test for analgesic product Active 21-May-2012 000000000
US-20130310729-A1 Self-test for analgesic product Active 21-May-2012 000000000
AU-2013266914-B2 Self-test for analgesic product Inactive 21-May-2012 A61N1/303
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Alza Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Alza Former Investors (1)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Glynn Capital Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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