Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the company logo. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Business Officer and Secretary.
Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. discovers and develops new drugs to treat diseases characterized by deficiencies in the body's innate defense mechanisms of mucosal hydration and mucociliary clearance, as well as other non-mucosal disorders. Mucosal defense mechanisms are the natural way that the body defends its mucosal surfaces against dust, pollutants, bacteria and viruses. Inspire's lead product candidates target ophthalmic and respiratory diseases with inadequate current treatments and which represent large therapeutic market opportunities. Inspire has development and commercialization alliances with Allergan, Inc., Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd., and has a collaboration with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics. Inspire's products are based on proprietary technology relating to P2Y2 receptors and to non-P2Y2 receptors that show therapeutic promise, including P2Y12.
Specimen Certificates are actual certificates that have never been issued. They were usually kept by the printers in their permanent archives as their only example of a particular certificate. Sometimes you will see a hand stamp on the certificate that says "Do not remove from file".
Specimens were also used to show prospective clients different types of certificate designs that were available. Specimen certificates are usually much scarcer than issued certificates. In fact, many times they are the only way to get a certificate for a particular company because the issued certificates were redeemed and destroyed. In a few instances, Specimen certificates we made for a company but were never used because a different design was chosen by the company.
These certificates are normally stamped "Specimen" or they have small holes spelling the word specimen. Most of the time they don't have a serial number, or they have a serial number of 00000. This is an exciting sector of the hobby that grown in popularity and realized nice appreciation in value over the past several years.