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Amplicon Corp.

Division of Amgen Inc.

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Tularik & Amgen: A Model of Business Development (and Good News for Biotech, Too)

Things have been bleak on the discovery side of the dealmaking world, as evidenced by a paucity of Big Pharma alliances. But the Tularik/Amgen transaction indicates a renewed interest in target-stage transactions, though with the best prospects reserved for cancer focused companies with significant chemistry capabilities.


Tularik: Unique Enough?

Flush with cash and cachet, Tularik is the highest-valued still-private firm in the biotech industry--worth some $434 million at its last round of financing. To go public, it needs investors to give it a valuation beyond $500 million to launch it into the rarified realm of tradable biotech stocks. Its current investors hope the public will appreciate it for more than its marquee-value CEO, ex-Genentech R&D chief David Goeddel, but an integrated research infrastructure, a strong cash position and its ability to raise more non-equity cash by selling European and American rights to programs already financed by Japanese partners.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Non-Specific
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Amgen Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Paul G Lowell, Pres.
    Scott Powers, PhD, CSO
  • Contact Info
  • Amplicon Corp.
    Phone: (516) 463-3662
    110 Lake Avenue South #35
    Nesconset, NY 11767