As of August 20, 2008, SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was acquired by Eli Lilly & Co. SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutics for addressing unmet medical needs in oncology. The companyâ€™s product pipeline includes drug candidates from its FAST drug discovery platform, which uses X-ray crystallography and complementary biophysical and biochemical methods, combined with medicinal and computational chemistry. Its drug development programs target the c-MET receptor tyrosine kinase (MET), an enzyme implicated in an array of cancers; and the BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase enzyme for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), a bone marrow cancer. Under the MET development program, the company develops SGX523, which is in Phase I clinical development studies for solid tumor indications; and SGX126, a preclinical development product for solid tumors indications. Under the BCR-ABL Development Program, SGX Pharmaceuticals develops SGX393, an oral therapy for the second-line treatment of CML, which is in preclinical development studies. Its drug discovery technologies are also applied to a portfolio of oncology targets, including JAK2, a non-receptor tyrosine kinase involved in cytokine-induced signaling and growth regulation, survival, and differentiation of cells; RAS, a protein that regulates cell growth; and three other tyrosine kinases. The company has a license and collaboration agreement with Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc., Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc., National Institutes of Health, and Eli Lilly & Company. SGX Pharmaceuticals, formerly known as Structural GenomiX, Inc., was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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