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Amgen, Inc.
Image: Amgen_logo.gif
Type Public (NASDAQ: AMGN)
Founded 1980
Location Thousand Oaks, California
Key people Kevin W. Sharer, President & CEO
Industry Biotechnology
Products Epogen, Aranesp, Kineret, Enbrel, Neulasta, Neupogen, and Sensipar / Mimpara
Revenue $12.430 Billion USD (2005)
Net Income $3.674 Billion USD (2005)
Employees 16,400 (2005)
Website http://www.amgen.com/

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN, SEHK: 4332) is an international biotechnology company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. Amgen is the largest independent biotech firm, with approx. 15,000 staff members in 2005. Its products include EPOGEN, ARANESP, ENBREL, Kineret, Neulasta, NEUPOGEN, and Sensipar / Mimpara. EPOGEN and NEUPOGEN (the company's first products to hit the market) were the two most successful biopharmaceutical products at the time of their respective releases. Image File history File links Amgen_logo. ... NASDAQ (originally an acronym for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations ) is a U.S. electronic stock exchange. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Thousand Oaks (commonly referred to by locals as T.O.) is a city located in Ventura County, California, in the United States. ... Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Amgen Inc. ... A simplified model of influenza virus surface glycoprotein hemagglutinin, onstructed using 3D molecular graphics software Biotechnology is a technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... Epogen is the brand name of a form of Epoetin produced by the pharmaceutical company Amgen Inc. ... Epoetin (EPO) is a man-made form of the human hormone Erythropoietin. ... Anakinra is an IL-1 receptor antagonist, often used as a disease-modulating anti-rheumatoid drug. ... Etanercept (Enbrel®, co-marketed by Amgen and Wyeth) is a recombinant human soluble tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) receptor. ... Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) is a glycoprotein, growth factor or cytokine produced by a number of different tissues to stimulate the bone marrow to produce granulocytes. ... Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) is a glycoprotein, growth factor or cytokine produced by a number of different tissues to stimulate the bone marrow to produce granulocytes. ... Cinacalcet is a drug that acts as a calcimimetic (i. ... Revenue is a US business term for the amount of money that a company can receive from its activities, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Image File history File links Green_Arrow_Up. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Image File history File links Green_Arrow_Up. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... NASDAQ (originally an acronym for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations ) is a U.S. electronic stock exchange. ... The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Chinese: 香港交易所, also 港交所; abbreviated as SEHK and HKSE; HKEx: 0388) is the stock exchange of Hong Kong. ... A simplified model of influenza virus surface glycoprotein hemagglutinin, onstructed using 3D molecular graphics software Biotechnology is a technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... A corporation is a legal person that exists quite separately from the natural persons who work with and for it. ... Thousand Oaks (commonly referred to by locals as T.O.) is a city located in Ventura County, California, in the United States. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Epoetin (EPO) is a man-made form of the human hormone erythropoietin. ... Darbepoetin alfa is a drug, a synthetic hormone, that increases red blood cell levels, and is used to treat anemia and related conditions. ... Etanercept (Enbrel®, co-marketed by Amgen and Wyeth) is a human recombinant, soluble tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) receptor. ... Anakinra is an IL-1 receptor antagonist, often used as a disease-modulating anti-rheumatoid drug. ... Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) is a glycoprotein, growth factor or cytokine produced by a number of different tissues to stimulate the bone marrow to produce granulocytes. ... Neupogen Logo Filgrastim is a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) analog used to stimulate the proliferation and differentiation of granulocytes. ... Cinacalcet is a drug that acts as a calcimimetic (i. ... Biopharmaceuticals are medical drugs (see pharmacology) produced by biotechnology. ...


BusinessWeek (as cited in "References") ranked Amgen fourth on the S&P 500 for being the most "future-oriented" of those five hundred corporations.[1] BusinessWeek ostensibly calculated the ratio of research and development spending, combined with capital spending, to total outlays; Amgen had the fourth highest ratio, at 506:1000. Amgen is the largest employer in Thousand Oaks and second only to the United States Navy in terms of number of people employed in Ventura County. BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ... 4 (four) is a number, numeral, and glyph. ... The S&P 500 is a list of 500 US corporations, ordered by market capitalization. ... A corporation is a legal person that exists quite separately from the natural persons who work with and for it. ... In number and more generally in algebra, a ratio is the linear relationship between two quantities of the same unit. ... The phrase research and development (also R and D or R&D) has a special commercial significance apart from its conventional coupling of research and technological development. ... Thousand Oaks (commonly referred to by locals as T.O.) is a city located in Ventura County, California, in the United States. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations around the globe. ... Official website: http://www. ...


Amgen is a member of the Pennsylvania Bio commerce organization, though it appears not to maintain a facility in Pennsylvania (United States).[2] Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ...

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History

AMGen Corporate Logo, 1983
AMGen Corporate Logo, 1983

The word AMGen is a portmanteau of the company's original name, Applied Molecular Genetics, which became the official name of the company in 1983 (three years after its incorporation and coincident with its initial public offering). The company's first chief executive officer, from 1980, was George B. Rathmann, followed by Gordon M. Binder in 1988, followed by Kevin W. Sharer in 2000. The company has made at least five major corporate acquisitions. Image File history File linksMetadata AMGenelogo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata AMGenelogo. ... It has been suggested that blend (linguistics) be merged into this article or section. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In financial markets, an initial public offering (IPO) is the first sale of a companys common shares to public investors, any other issuance by the company being called a Secondary Market Offering. ... A chief executive officer (CEO) or chief executive is the highest-ranking corporate officer or executive officer of a corporation, company, or agency. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Amgen Inc. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The phrase mergers and acquisitions or M&A refers to the aspect of corporate finance strategy and management dealing with the merging and acquiring of different companies as well as other assets. ...


Acquisition History

  • 1994 - Synergen, Inc.
  • 2000 - Kinetix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 2002 - Immunex Corporation
  • 2004 - Tularik, Inc.
  • 2005 - Abgenix, Inc.

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Products

As of February 3, 2005, Amgen had eight approved drugs for fourteen conditions (conditions lists are highly generalized; see each article for more detail): February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States, the FDA approves drugs. ...

In other drug discovery phases (Phases I, II, III and in preclinical development), the company has twenty-three pharmacologic agents for twenty-eight conditions; nineteen of the candidates are not currently approved for any indication. Precedent within the pharmaceutical industry suggests that most of these candidate drugs will not emerge as marketed approved drugs. Epoetin (EPO) is a man-made form of the human hormone erythropoietin. ... This article discusses the medical condition. ... Etanercept (Enbrel®, co-marketed by Amgen and Wyeth) is a human recombinant, soluble tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) receptor. ... Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation) is a group of conditions that affect the health of the bone joints in the body. ... Epoetin (EPO) is a man-made form of the human hormone erythropoietin. ... This article discusses the medical condition. ... Palifermin is a human keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) produced by recombinant DNA technology and differs slightly from endogenous human KGF. It is often used as a treatment for severe oral mucositis in patients with hematologic malignancies receiving myelotoxic therapy requiring hematopoietic stem cell support. ... Anakinra is an IL-1 receptor antagonist, often used as a disease-modulating anti-rheumatoid drug. ... Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints. ... Insert non-formatted text hereGranulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) is a glycoprotein, growth factor or cytokine produced by a number of different tissues to stimulate the bone marrow to produce granulocytes. ... Chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances to treat disease. ... Neupogen Logo Filgrastim is a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) analog used to stimulate the proliferation and differentiation of granulocytes. ... It has been suggested that Agranulocytosis be merged into this article or section. ... Cinacalcet a calcimimetic drug. ... Human parathyroid glands The parathyroid glands are endocrine glands in the neck, usually located within the thyroid gland, which produce parathyroid hormone. ... In medicine, biotechnology and pharmacology, drug discovery is the process by which drugs are discovered and/or designed. ... In medicine, a clinical trial (synonyms: clinical studies, research protocols, medical research) is a research study. ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmacon (φάρμακον) meaning drug, and logos (λόγος) meaning science) is the study of how chemical substances interact with living systems. ... This is a list of pharmaceutical and biotech companies that are major manufacturers on global or national markets : Abbott Laboratories Able Laboratories Akzo Nobel Allergan Almirall Prodesfarma Alphapharm Altana (previously Byk Gulden) ALZA, part of Johnson & Johnson Amgen AstraZeneca, formed from the merger of Astra AB and Zeneca Group PLC...


References

  1.   Coy, Peter, "The Search for Tomorrow", BusinessWeek, 11 October 2004. access to article requires free registration on site
  2.   Pennsylvania Bio - Member Listings. Pennsylvania Bio web site. URL accessed on October 8, 2005.

8 October 2005 (Saturday) Five autonomous robots have completed the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, the winner (to be declared on Sunday) travelling the 132 mile course in less than 7. ...

See also

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Company Profiles


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Amgen - definition of Amgen in Encyclopedia (168 words)
In fact, Amgen claims it is the largest, with 12,800 staff members in 2003.
BusinessWeek (as cited in "References") ranked Amgen fourth on the S&P 500 for being the most "future-oriented" of those five hundred corporations.
The Human Rights Campaign reports that Amgen's corporate foundation donated $18,000 in 2001 and 2002 to James Dobson's Focus on the Family, an evangelical Christian organization.
Amgen - Investors - Fact Sheets (1829 words)
A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe and effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient.
Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses.
Amgen is providing this information as of January 26, 2006, and does not undertake any obligation to update any of the information contained in this document as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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