Amgen Returns Omecamtiv Rights to Cytokinetics; Risk-reward for CYTK Hinges on FDA Adcom

Amgen (press release) and Cytokinetics (press release) separately announced Amgen provided notice to Cytokinetics of its intention to return development and commercial rights for omecamtiv mecarbil (cardiac myosin activator) and AMG 594 (cardiac troponin activator). Cytokinetics also hosted a call with investors to provide commentary regarding Amgen’s decision and next steps for omecamtiv. Below, FENIX provides thoughts on Amgen’s decision, in the context of other recent partnership dissolution examples, as well as implications from the upcoming Entresto FDA adcom.

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Matthew Maryniak

President of Fenix Group International

Matthew has been a thought leader in the high-growth therapeutic areas of diabetes and cardiovascular medicine since 2006, making regular attendance at large and small CV/met scientific meetings and an architect of novel methods for assessing market opportunities. He has over a decade of experience in leading CV/met consulting engagements, is a published author in PM360 and Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, and has been quoted in The Pink Sheet on anti-thrombotics.

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