ChemoCentryx, Inc.

ChemoCentryx, Inc.

ChemoCentryx, Inc.

Date Founded



850 Maude Avenue, Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA

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Hospitals & Patient Services

Company Description

ChemoCentryx, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company engages in the development and commercialization of medicines. It focuses on inflammatory disorders, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. Its drug candidates such as Avacopan and CCX140, selectively blocks a specific chemoattractant receptor, leaving the rest of the immune system intact. The company was founded by Thomas J. Schall in 1997 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery & Chief Scientific Officer

Senior Vice President, Head of Pharmaceutics

Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial

Chief Business Officer & Treasurer

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President, Clinical Development

Executive Director Pharmaceutical Development



Board of Directors

Founder at ChemoCentryx, Inc.

Chairman Emeritus at Business Roundtable

Former Chief Medical Officer at Pfizer, Inc.

Former Vice President-Pharmaceutical Development at Abbott Laboratories

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RA Capital Management, LLC (“RA Capital”) is a crossover fund manager dedicated to evidence-based investing in public and private healthcare and life science companies that are developing drugs, medical devices, and diagnostics. The flexibility of its strategy allows RA Capital to lead private, IPO, and follow-on financings for its portfolio companies, both facilitating the crossover process and allowing management teams to drive value creation with minimal capital concerns from inception through commercialization.

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Cormorant Asset Management manages a hedge fund and a private equity fund that focus on investments in the healthcare sector. The firm employs a fundamental, research intensive approach that focuses on primary research to identify investment opportunities.The objective of the hedge fund is to generate superior risk-adjusted returns with low market correlation. Cormorant seeks to accomplish this objective primarily through a combination of long investment positions and short selling to achieve capital appreciation while attempting to preserve capital and mitigate risk through hedging activities. The firm invests substantially, but not solely, in publicly traded equity securities in the healthcare and life science industries.The private equity fund's investment objective is to generate significant long-term capital appreciation by creating or investing in market innovative companies in the biotechnology and life sciences marketplace. Cormorant expects to achieve this objective by primarily investing in \"crossover\" (or mezzanine) round or pre-IPO portfolio companies in the biotech, medical device, diagnostics, generics, pharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical and life science research tool sectors. Cormorant, may also invest in portfolio companies through PIPEs and in start-up portfolio companies, including start-ups organized, managed and funded with Cormorant's or their affiliates' proprietary capital.

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Consonance Capital Management's (CCM) funds seek to deliver exceptional, uncorrelated risk adjusted returns. CCM seeks to meet this objective by focusing on investment opportunities in the publicly traded stocks of healthcare companies. The firm invests in all sub-sectors of the healthcare sector including healthcare information technology, managed care, pharmaceuticals, specialty pharmaceuticals, commercial stage biotechnology, healthcare facilities and services, medical devices and supplies, diagnostics and consumer-based healthcare companies.CCM believes the public healthcare market lends itself to an active long/short strategy. The firm focuses on creating long and short portfolios driven by the opportunity for absolute return and alpha creation. The funds also invest in other types of securities and may use a variety of investment techniques to generate profit and/or control risk. These may include participating in swaps, buying or selling futures contracts, purchasing and writing options and other derivative contracts, purchasing or selling debt instruments, and trading on margin by borrowing funds and pledging securities as collateral. CCM invests primarily in healthcare companies in the US, and on an opportunistic basis in the rest of the world.^

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Vifor Pharma AG, Vifor (International) AG purchase ChemoCentryx, Inc. from GlaxoSmithKline Plc

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ChemoCentryx, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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ChemoCentryx, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP


Former Chief Medical Officer at ChemoCentryx, Inc.


Senior Account Executive, Investor Relations-Client Services Team at Burns McClellan, Inc.


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