Numbers in millions USD, except per-share numbers.
Akcea Therapeutics, Inc.
July 14, 2017
Akcea Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing medicines to treat patients with serious and rare diseases in the United States and internationally. The company offers TEGSEDI, an antisense medicine designed to reduce the production of transthyretin protein. It develops WAYLIVRA, which has completed Phase III clinical study for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome, as well as is in Phase III clinical study for the treatment of familial partial lipodystrophy. The company also develops AKCEA-APO(a)-LRx, which has completed Phase IIb clinical study for treating hyperlipoproteinemia; AKCEA-ANGPTL3-LRx that has completed Phase IIb clinical study for the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia; and AKCEA-APOCIII-LRx, which is in Phase II study for the treatment of cardiovascular disease due to elevated triglyceride levels, as well as AKCEA-TTR-LRx to treat the broad population of patients with hereditary and wild-type forms of transthyretin amyloidosis. It has strategic collaboration with Novartis Pharma AG and PTC Therapeutics International Limited. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. is a subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.