|Acquired by||Bristol-Myers Squibb|
|Venture Round, 7/2006 |
Kosan Biosciences Incorporated, a cancer therapeutics company, focuses on developing various classes of anticancer agents through clinical development. Its product KOS-953, a Hsp90 inhibitor is in Phase III clinical trial in combination with Velcade for multiple myeloma, as well as in Phase II clinical trial in combination with Herceptin for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. The companyâ€™s product portfolio also includes KOS-1584, an epothilone anticancer product candidate evaluated in dose-escalating Phase I clinical trial in patients with solid tumors; KOS-1803, a preclinical stage product for cancer; KOS-2187, a potent motilin receptor agonist that is in Phase I clinical testing for the treatment of GERD. In addition, Kosan Biosciences develops KOS-2464, a preclinical stage product for cancer. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Hayward, California. As of June 25, 2008, Kosan Biosciences Incorporated operates as a subsidiary of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.