Onyx Pharmaceuticals

Organization Address
1 Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

Organization Phone
(650) 266-0000


Biotech and Pharmaceutical

Organization Description

Onyx Pharmaceuticals’ cancer drug is a real gem. Working with health care behemoth Bayer, the biotechnology company developed Nexavar, an FDA-approved treatment for advanced kidney cancer and liver cancer. The partners are jointly promoting the drug in the US, while Bayer handles marketing duties in the European Union and elsewhere. Onyx and Bayer are also testing the drug as a possible treatment for other kinds of cancer, both alone and in combination with other therapies. The company also sells Kyprolis for multiple myeloma (a blood cancer) and has additional drug licensing and research operations. In 2013 Onyx agreed to be acquired by Amgen.