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October 05, 2015 11:21 AM ET


Company Overview of Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Company Overview

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an early stage biotechnology company, applies immunotherapy to auto-immune diseases. The company focuses on developing complement immunotherapies for diseases of the lungs, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; diseases of the retina, including age-related macular degeneration; and rare hematological diseases, such as paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Its drug compound, APL-2, is used in patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration. Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in Crestwood, Kentucky.

6400 Westwind Way

Suite A

Crestwood, KY 40014

United States

Founded in 2009



Key Executives for Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Co-Founder and Vice-President of Clinical Development
Co-Founder and Director
Age: 42
Vice-President of Corporate Development and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Key Developments

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the formation of a Scientific Advisory Board. Carl Atkinson, PhD. Assistant Professor Microbiology & Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, USA. Robert A. Brodsky, MD. Director, Division of Hematology, Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA. Gabriel J. Coscas, MD. Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, University of Paris XII, France. Peter Hillmen, MD, PhD. Professor of Experimental Hematology, Leeds Institute of Cancer & Pathology, UK. Claudia Kemper, PhD. Faculty, King's College, UK. Susan M. Lea, PhD. Chair and Professor of Microbiology, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Vaccines, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, UK. Toby Maher, MD, PhD. Clinician Scientist, Pulmonologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, UK. Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD. Professor of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, USA. Johanna M. Seddon, MD, ScM. Professor of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA. Dave Singh, MD. Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Respiratory Medicine, Medicines Evaluation Unit, UK. Jason S. Slakter, MD.Vitreous Retina Macular Consultants of New York and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, USA. Janet S. Sunness, MD. Medical Director of Richard E. Hoover Low Vision Rehabilitation Services, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, USA. Marsha Wills-Karp, PhD. Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. Mike Yeadon, PhD. President and CEO, Ziarco, UK.

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Enters Clinical Testing Phase in its Age-Related Macular Degeneration Program

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has begun the Phase I clinical trial of its drug compound APL-2 in patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The trial, labeled ASAP II, will focus on establishing safety of intravitreal injections of APL-2 and will be conducted in patients afflicted with wet AMD at multiple sites in the United States and Australia. The company plans to follow ASAP II with a larger Phase II trial in patients with geographic atrophy (the advanced stage of dry AMD) in the late spring of 2015.

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