Amgen Ventures

Amgen Ventures

Amgen Ventures is a California-based investment firm focused on early- and late-stage biotechnology companies.

Amgen Ventures is the corporate venture arm of Amgen. The firm prefers to invest in the biotechnology firms focused on oncology, inflammation, digital health and health tech sectors. The firm was established in 2004 and is based in Thousand Oaks, California.

Amgen Ventures specializes in investments in early and later stage companies. The firm primarily invests in the biotechnology sector with a focus on discovering and developing human therapeutics with a focus on oncology, inflammation, hematology, nephrology, metabolic disorders, neuroscience, and cardiovascular therapeutics.

In oncology and hematology it focuses on novel therapeutics including signal transduction, cell cycle, and apoptosis; hematopoiesis including anemia, neutropenia, and stem cell mobilization; and supportive care including mucositis and cachexia. In nephrology the firm focuses on renal failure and hyperparathyroidism.

For inflammation the firm focuses on rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, asthma and COPD, and osteoarthritis.

Under cardiovascular, it focuses on acute coronary syndromes, dyslipidemia, and heart failure and under metabolic disorders it focuses on diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and osteoporosis.

The focus on neuroscience included pain including neuropathic and inflammatory, alzheimer's disease, parkinson's disease, sleep disorder, cognition, and schizophrenia.

In discovery research and technology the firm focuses on early-stage drug discovery collaborations, innovative chemical entity collections, diagnostics and biomarkers, novel antibody platforms, assay biologicals and devices, and target-focused structural biology and computational tools.

Amgen Ventures primarily invests in the North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. The firm typically invests between $2 million and $3 million per transaction and may invest up to $10 million per company. It prefers to have an ownership stake of less than 15 % in its portfolio companies.


Funded Companies

Senti Biosciences

A synthetic biology company that designs, builds and tests genetic circuits for the purposes programming cell therapies. Their first therapeutic candidates are aimed at solid tumors and blood cancer and the company plans to move beyond oncology.

miRagen is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative microRNA-targeting therapies to improve human health.

A data analytics and healthcare company. It was founded in 2000 and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Gamida Cell is a biotechnology company developing cell therapies for treating cancer and hematologic diseases.

Nkarta Therapeutics is a biotechnology company using natural killer (NK) immune cells for cellular therapies.

WuXi NextCode was a developer of a global genomics platform designed to provide genomic sequence data; the company was rebranded in 2020 as Genuity Science.

A biopharmaceutiical company discovering, developing and manufacturing therapeutics for the treatment of canccer

QurAlis is a biotechnology company developing treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

Imago BiosSciences is a clinical-stage therapeutics company developing treatments for malignant and life-threatening diseases for bone marrow.

Kymera Therapeutics is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company specialized in the field of targeted protein degradation.

A biopharmaceutical company developing oral therapeutics for the treatment of mineral metabolism and metabolic disorders

A biotechnology company that develops therapeutic antibodies for treating infectious diseases and inflammation

Atara Biotherapeutics is a South San Francisco, California-based company founded in 2012 by Isaac Ciechanover.

A biopharmaceutical company developing drugs for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases

Fortuna Fix is a Laval, Quebec-based company.

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