Company Overview of Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc.
Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of cancer, inflammation, HIV, ophthalmic, and other diseases related to cell proliferation. It develops small molecule drugs that modulate the activity of critical pathways in cancer, inflammation, and cell proliferation by targeting the nuclear pore complex machinery, which controls the import and export of key regulatory and tumor suppressor proteins between the nucleus and cytoplasm. The company’s products include KPT-330, an oral selective inhibition of nuclear export (SINE) that targets chromosome region maintenance protein 1 (CRM1) antagonist; and KPT- 276 a...
2 Mercer Road
Natick, MA 01760
Founded in 2008
Key Executives for Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc.
Co-Founder and Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board
Co-Founder and Scientific Advisory Board Member
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2012.
Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. Key Developments
Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Board and Executive Changes
Feb 5 13
Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. announced that Ken Weg and Barry Greene have joined its Board of Directors. In addition, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Sharon Shacham, PhD, MBA, is named to the newly created position of President, Research & Development, as the Company prepares for the next phase of development of its novel oral selective inhibitors of nuclear export (SINEs) KPT-330 for human cancers and KPT-335 for canine lymphomas. Ken Weg has over 33 years of pharmaceutical industry experience with Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and will provide critical guidance in the areas of strategic planning, corporate and business development, product development, and commercial operations. Barry Greene is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. and brings over 20 years of strategic business and commercialization experience in healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Michael Kauffman, MD, PhD, Karyopharm's Chief Executive Officer, will also assume the role of Chief Medical Officer.
Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. Initiates Treatment of Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in Phase 1 Trial with Oral KPT-330, the First Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear Export (SINE)
Jan 17 13
Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. announced the dosing of patients with AML in the ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of KPT-330 in patients with advanced hematologic malignancies. KPT-330 is the first oral SINE Exportin 1 (XPO1/CRM1) antagonist to enter human studies. XPO1 mediates the nuclear export and inactivation of key tumor suppressor proteins. XPO1 blockade causes nuclear accumulation and functional activation of the tumor suppressor proteins, leading to potent and selective tumor cell apoptosis while sparing normal cells. Recent publications from the laboratories of Dr. Romero Garzon at the Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) and Dr. Thomas Look at the Dana Farber Cancer Center (Boston, MA) demonstrate the potent activity of SINE compounds in preclinical models of AML. Patients with AML are now eligible to enter the KPT-330 Phase 1 trial in hematologic malignancies (NCT01607892), which is designed to determine the optimal dose of KPT-330 for the treatment of various advanced hematologic malignancies. The trial includes patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia whose disease has relapsed after standard therapies. This study now allows the entry of AML patients with either relapsed/refractory disease or who are not able to receive standard chemotherapies. The study is being conducted in the United States, Toronto, Canada, and Copenhagen, Denmark. NPM Pharma (Canada) is overseeing the trial on behalf of Karyopharm.
Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. Presents at BBC CEO New York Conference 2013, Feb-13-2013 01:00 PM
Dec 14 12
Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. Presents at BBC CEO New York Conference 2013, Feb-13-2013 01:00 PM. Venue: Apella, 450 East 29th Street, NY 10016, New York, United States. Speakers: Michael G. Kauffman, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member.
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