Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc was incorporated in Delaware on January 5, 1998. On April 7, 2008, the Company changed its name from Microbia, Inc. to Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The Company is an entrepreneurial pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and intends to commercialize differentiated medicines that improve patients' lives. The Company currently operates its human therapeutics business segment. Human therapeutics segment consists of the development and commercialization of its product candidates, including linaclotide. The Company is subject to federal, state, city and local laws and regulations governing the use, manufacture, storage, handling and disposal of these hazardous materials.