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  • The Shape Of Drugs To Come

    Biotechnology opened the door to new types of medicines based on nature’s own building blocks. No company has done more to advance this revolution than Amgen, and the company’s broad toolkit of drug modalities just got larger.

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  • The Future of Biotechnology

    Just as advances in physics and engineering transformed life in the 20th century, rapid progress in biology is poised to change the world in the decades to come. Amgen R&D leader Sean Harper describes a rapid series of breakthroughs that clearly show that science has entered the Biocentury.

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  • A Gene Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Attacks

    A rare mutation discovered at Amgen subsidiary deCODE Genetics is associated with a 34 percent lower risk of coronary artery disease. Amgen scientists aim to turn this insight into a new type of heart drug, which might complement lipid-lowering drugs by addressing other potential risk factors for heart disease.

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  • Better Science Through Biosimilar R&D

    Amgen helped to develop the science used in making biologic medicines, and we remain a leader in designing and manufacturing new biologics. This experience is now being applied to the challenge of making high-quality biosimilars.

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  • The Hunt for Alzheimer’s Genes

    Amgen’s pursuit of Alzheimer’s treatments now includes a global collaboration with Novartis that focuses on the BACE gene, a target first cloned by Amgen and supported by genetic validation.

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  • The Passionate Pursuit of Nav 1.7

    Recent research has shown that mutations in the gene for Nav 1.7, a sodium ion channel, can either ramp up pain or shut it down entirely. Amgen scientists are using creative approaches and unconventional tools to explore the potential of Nav 1.7 as a new drug target for pain.

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  • The Ultimate Parasite

    Amgen’s head of Discovery Research, Alexander Kamb, discusses his view on why we get cancer, what makes it so difficult to treat, and why immunotherapeutic approaches look so promising.

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