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Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, a biotechnology company, acquires and develops royalty revenue generating assets in the United States. Its late-stage development programs include Promacta, an oral thrombopoietin receptor agonist therapy for the treatment of adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura; Kyprolis for the treatment of multiple myeloma; AVINZA, a pain therapeutic; Captisol-enabled Melphalan IV for the multiple myeloma transplant setting; Viviant (bazedoxifene) for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis; and Nexterone, an injectable formulation. The company’s late-stage development programs that are in Phase III clinical trials comprise Captisol-enabled Noxafil-IV; MK-8931 Beta-Secretase Inhibitor program for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease; Captisol-enabled Carbamazepine-IV for the management of acute seizure disorder for hospital or emergency settings; and Captisol-enabled Delafloxacin-IV for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. It also offers Sparsentan that is in Phase II clinical trials for kidney diseases; Lasofoxifene, an estrogen partial agonist for osteoporosis treatment and other diseases; and Captisol-enabled Topiramate Injection, which is in Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of partial onset or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. In addition, the company’s preclinical stage products include HepDirect for liver diseases; Oral Human Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor for the treatment of Neutropenia; and IRAK4 Inhibitor for inflammation. Further, it provides Glucagon Receptor Antagonist that is in Phase I clinical trials for diabetes; Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the therapeutic benefits; and Captisol-Enabled Clopidogrel that is in Phase III clinical trials for anti-coagulants. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

20 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/24/14
Founded in 1987

ligand pharmaceuticals (LGDN) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Execut...
Total Annual Compensation: $500.3K
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of...
Total Annual Compensation: $294.6K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $368.1K
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Total Annual Compensation: $283.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Revises Revenue Guidance for the Second Quarter of 2014

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated reported that total revenues for the second quarter of 2014 are expected to be approximately $10.6 million. This exceeds previously issued guidance on May 7, 2014 for total revenues to be $9.0 million to $9.5 million. The incremental increase in revenue over previous guidance will result in additional earnings and cash-flow for the second quarter.

GlaxoSmithKline Announces the Start of Phase 3 Study with Eltrombopag in Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated announced that its partner GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plc has started a phase 3 study to evaluate the platelet supportive care effects of eltrombopag (Promacta(TM)/Revolade(TM)) in combination with azacitidine (the current standard of care) versus placebo in combination with azacitidine in intermediate-1, intermediate-2 or high-risk patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). The global SUPPORT (TRC112121) study will assess the proportion of patients who are platelet transfusion free during the first four cycles of treatment. MDS is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow does not make enough healthy blood cells and there are abnormal (blast) cells in the blood and/or bone marrow. The disease usually manifests itself with one or more cytopenias, or reductions in the number of blood cells, and patients typically present with complications related to anemia (fatigue), neutropenia (infections) or thrombocytopenia (bleeding). MDS may evolve into acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in up to 45% of patients.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Signs Global License Agreement with TG Therapeutics for IRAK-4 Inhibitor Program

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated announced the signing of an exclusive global license agreement with TG Therapeutics Inc. for the development and commercialization of Ligand's Interleukin-1 Receptor Associated Kinase-4 (IRAK-4) inhibitors. The IRAK-4 program is in preclinical development for potential use in certain cancers and autoimmune diseases. Under the terms of the agreement, Ligand is entitled to receive 125,000 shares of TG Therapeutics common stock, valued at approximately $1 million at date of signing, and is eligible to receive $207 million in potential milestone payments. Ligand is also eligible to receive tiered royalties of 6% to 9.5% on future net sales of licensed products containing patented IRAK-4 inhibitors.


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