Theravance

Theravance
South San Francisco, Calif.
Founded: 1997
www.theravance.com

Why It's Fierce: Theravance is commercializing drugs for everything from respiratory disease to overactive bladder. Last year GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay up to $495 million for commercialization rights to Theravance's respiratory medications. The lead product, a long-acting Beta2 agonist for asthma and smoker's cough, is in Phase I studies. The company boasts a management team drawn from Bristol-Myers, Genentech, Glaxo and Pfizer.

Theravance
Read more on

Suggested Articles

The drug failed a futility analysis in March, but Biogen resurrected it after factoring in data generated after the cutoff for the interim assessment.

The negative top-line data deal a big blow to the prospects of a drug analysts tipped to achieve blockbuster sales if it cleared phase 3.

Intrepida Bio launched with $9.5 million from Sofinnova and Canaan Partners to develop anti-BAG3 antibodies for the treatment of cancer.