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Drug Names(s): AMG 102
Description: AMG 102 is a fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits the action of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)/scatter factor (SF). HGF/SF signaling through its receptor c-Met appears to play an important role in many types of human cancers. Thus, inhibition of the HGF/c-Met pathway with AMG 102 may slow or stop tumor growth and metastasis.
Amgen and Astellas: Japan Alliance
In May 2013, Amgen and Astellas announced that the companies have entered into a strategic alliance to provide new medicines to help address serious unmet medical needs of Japanese patients. The first element of the alliance is a long-term collaboration between the two companies that will focus on the co-development and co-commercialization in Japan of five Amgen pipeline medicines. The second element of the alliance is the establishment of a Tokyo-based joint venture company through which the companies will work together to enable Amgen to rapidly build on-the-ground capabilities in Japan. The joint venture will operate under the name Amgen Astellas BioPharma KK.
Partners: Astellas Pharma, Inc.
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