Biotechnology Archives: Human Genome Sciences-Anthrax and Lupus

1999 Biotech Superstar Got Bailed Out By Anthrax antitoxin?!

The famous Company that was going to revolutionize drug discovery was saved in 2003 by a government funded bioterror program for Anthrax and later a Lupus drug.

Anthrax drug brings $334 million to Pentagon advisor’s biotech firm – latimes.com

Human Genome Sciences was sold to Glaxo (GSK) in August 2012 for $3.6B. Glaxo was already partnered with HGSI for the Lupus drug Benlysta. As of March 31, 2012, since inception Human Genome Sciences accumulated a deficit of $2,894, 498 with a book value of $377M. Over 19.5 years since its IPO in 1993 the stock appreciated 145% or about 7% a year not including the cost of money. The stock peaked in 1999 at $100/share when the Company was on the forefront of “druggable genes” or the molecular basis of disease.

Benlysta, a Lupus Drug, Is Approved by F.D.A. – NYTimes.com

Human Genome Sciences: NASDAQ:HGSI quotes & news – Google Finance

 

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