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Vanda Pharmaceuticals Named the 2013 Life Science Firm of the Year by the Tech Council of Maryland
Date:5/23/2013

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA) today announced that the company has been named the 2013 Life Science Firm of the Year by the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM).  Vanda was honored at the TCM's 25th Annual Tech Awards Celebration held in Bethesda, Maryland.  The Tech Awards Celebration recognizes the leaders and innovators in the technology and life science communities in Maryland and the surrounding regions.

"We are deeply honored to receive this recognition from the Tech Council of Maryland," said Mihael H. Polymeropoulos , M.D., President and CEO of Vanda.  "We are privileged to work in a region that is supportive of our efforts to develop new treatments designed to improve the lives of others."

In selecting Vanda for this award, the TCM recognized Vanda's commitment to address patient needs and the company's work to develop tasimelteon, a circadian regulator, for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Disorder (Non-24).  Vanda recently announced positive results in the SET and RESET Phase III efficacy studies for Non-24.  Non-24 is a serious, rare circadian rhythm disorder that affects a majority of totally blind individuals.  Currently no treatment for Non-24 has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Vanda is targeting a New Drug Application submission with the FDA for tasimelteon in mid-2013.

About The Tech Council of Maryland  
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland.  TCM's mission is to
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