Arrowhead Research Corporation Company Profile
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops novel drugs to treat intractable diseases in the United States. The company utilizes its proprietary Dynamic Polyconjugate platform to develop targeted drugs based on the RNA interference mechanism that silences disease-causing genes. Its ARC-520, an RNAi-based therapeutic that is in Phase IIb clinical efficacy studies to treat chronic hepatitis B virus infection; and ARC-AAT, a novel unlocked nucleobase analog containing RNAi-based therapeutic, which is in Phase Ib clinical trial for the treatment of liver disease associated with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. The companys pre-clinical stage drug candidates include ARC-521, an RNAi-based therapeutic for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus; ARC-F12, an RNAi-based therapeutic to treat hereditary angioedema and thromboembolic diseases; ARC-HIF2, an RNAi-based therapeutic to treat renal cell carcinoma; and ARC-LPA, an RNAi-based therapeutic for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. It also holds patents related to Adipotide for the treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders. The company has research collaboration and license agreement with Shire AG to develop and commercialize targeted peptide-drug conjugates; and a collaborative agreement with Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to perform studies on Arrowheads ARC-520 and Spring Banks SB 9200 for the treatment of chronic Hepatitis B. The company was formerly known as Arrowhead Research Corporation and changed its name to Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in April 2016. Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was incorporated in 1989 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.