Nature of Operations
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2019
|Nature of Operations|
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1.Nature of Operations
We were incorporated in the state of Delaware on June 14, 1996. We are a biotechnology company dedicated to discovering, developing and providing novel small molecule drugs that significantly improve the lives of patients with immune and hematologic disorders, cancer and rare diseases. Our pioneering research focuses on signaling pathways that are critical to disease mechanisms.
Our first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved product, TAVALISSE® (fostamatinib disodium hexahydrate), an oral spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) inhibitor, for the treatment of adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) who have had an insufficient response to a previous treatment, was approved by the FDA in April 2018, which we launched in May 2018.
Our current clinical programs include an upcoming Phase 3 study of fostamatinib in autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and an ongoing Phase 1 study for our interleukin receptor associated kinase (IRAK) program. In addition, we have product candidates in development with partners BerGenBio ASA (BerGenBio), Daiichi Sankyo (Daiichi), Aclaris Therapeutics (Aclaris), and AstraZeneca AB (AZ).
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