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Amgen To Acquire Onyx Pharmaceuticals For $125 Per Share In Cash
Date:8/25/2013

ion in the U.S. with exclusivity until July 2019, and patents in the U.S. which extend until at least 2025.  Amgen believes there is a significant opportunity to grow Kyprolis, including potential expansion into earlier lines of multiple myeloma treatment and into international markets. 

Ongoing studies to support and extend Kyprolis' position in multiple myeloma include:

  • The ASPIRE trial, which is investigating the addition of Kyprolis to Revlimid® (lenalidomide)1 and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma who have received one to three prior therapies. An interim analysis is expected to read out in 2014. ASPIRE is the confirmatory trial for full U.S. approval as well as a registration-enabling study for relapsed multiple myeloma in the U.S. and EU.
  • The FOCUS trial, which could support the EU filing for the indication of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, is also expected to read out in 2014.
  • The ENDEAVOR trial, underway to compare Kyprolis to Velcade® (bortezomib)2 in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma who have received one to three prior therapies.
  • The CLARION trial, underway to compare Kyprolis to Velcade in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.
  • Oprozomib, an investigational oral proteasome inhibitor, is in Phase 1b/2 trials and has the potential to play an important future role in the management of multiple myeloma.
  • Across the multiple myeloma platform, Amgen's experience in oncology can help guide Onyx's pipeline to successful approval and reimbursement.
  • Provides Additional Sources of Revenue Growth and Profitability

  • Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets is Onyx and Bayer's oral kinase inhibitor, currently approved in the U.S. for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). It is being studied in lo
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