Ligand's business is focused on developing programs that lead to licensing deals or acquiring royalty revenue-generating assets and coupling them to an efficient, lean corporate cost structure. Ligand's goal is to produce a bottom line that generates sustainable profits and positive cash-flow. By diversifying the portfolio of assets across numerous technology types, therapeutic areas, drug targets, and industry partners, we offer investors a de-risked opportunity to invest in the complex and unpredictable pharmaceutical industry.
We believe Ligand has assembled one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of current and future royalty-generating assets in the industry. These therapies address the unmet medical needs of patients for a broad spectrum of diseases including thrombocytopenia, multiple myeloma, diabetes, fungal infections, muscle wasting, dyslipidemia, anemia and osteoporosis.
Ligand's Captisol platform technology is a patent-protected, chemically modified cyclodextrin with a structure designed to optimize the solubility and stability of drugs. Ligand has established multiple alliances with the world's leading pharmaceutical companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Onyx Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Amgen Inc.), Merck, Pfizer, Baxter International, Lundbeck Inc., Eli Lilly & Co. and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals.
- Located in La Jolla, California
- Over 100 fully funded partnered programs
- Main revenue drivers are Promacta, Kyprolis, Captisol and license fees
- Profitable and cash-flow positive
- 19 employees
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