OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
OncoMed Pharmaceuticals is discovering and developing novel therapeutics targeting cancer stem cells, the cells believed to be capable of driving tumor growth, recurrence and metastases. The company has established a library of antibodies to cancer stem cell proteins for the treatment of solid tumors such as breast, colon, prostate, and lung cancers. OncoMed’s first cancer stem cell therapuetics, OMP21M18 is in Phase 1 clinical trials for patients with solid tumors. OncoMed is a leader in cancer stem cell research and the identification of novel cancer stem cell targets. Privately-held, the company’s investors include US Venture Partners, Latterell Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, The Vertical Group, Adams Street Partners, De Novo Ventures and Bay Partners.