Kite Pharma, Inc.

Kite Pharma, Inc.

Kite Pharma, Inc.

Date Founded



2225 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, 90404, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

51 - 100


Hospitals & Patient Services
Medical Support Services

Company Description

Kite Pharma, Inc. engages in the the development and commercialization of cancer immunotherapy products. Its products include chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR), which address both hematological and solid cancers. The company was founded by Arie S. Belldegrun, James S. Economou, and Joshua A. Kazam in June 2009 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President & Global Head-Technical Operations

Senior Vice President, Clinical Development

Senior Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

Vice President, Quality & Operations

Vice President, Translational Medicine


Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President & Global Head of Cell Therapy Research

Senior Vice President & Global Head of Clinical Development

Board of Directors

Chief Legal & Business Officer, Corporate Secretary at Assembly Biosciences, Inc.

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Gilead Sciences, Inc. purchases Kite Pharma, Inc.

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Kite Pharma, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Kite Pharma, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Advised onGilead Sciences, Inc. purchases Kite Pharma, Inc.

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Partner, San Diego at Cooley LLP

Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions at Cooley LLP


Former Chief Medical Officer at Kite Pharma, Inc.


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