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July 31, 2015 8:11 AM ET


Company Overview of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Company Overview

Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes oncology investigational compounds for the treatment of cancer worldwide. It offers VELCADE for injection, a cancer therapy for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma and relapsed mantle cell lymphoma; ADCETRIS, an antibody drug conjugate for post-transplant and frontline Hodgkin lymphoma, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and mature T-cell lymphoma; LEUPLIN, a therapy for prostate cancer, breast cancer, and new formulation; and ORTERONEL, a lyase inhibitor for metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer. The company’s development pipeline also includes IXAZOMIB, a medicine for relapsed/refractor...

40 Landsdowne Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

United States

Founded in 1993

966 Employees





Key Executives for Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

President of Global Oncology Business Unit
Age: 53
Head of Drug Discovery Unit
Head of Oncology Therapeutic Area Unit
Chief Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Site Head of Corporate Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Key Developments

Takeda and ImmunoGen Partner to Develop Anti-Cancer Therapeutics

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Millennium Pharmaceuticals, has signed an agreement with ImmunoGen to develop and commercialise anti-cancer therapeutics up to two undisclosed targets. As part of the deal, Takeda has secured exclusive rights to use ImmunoGen's antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology, including its new DNA-acting IGN payload agents to develop targeted anti-cancer therapeutics. Takeda oncology drug discovery unit head Dr. Christopher Claiborne said: "ADC technology is a critically important tool in addressing unmet needs in oncology. Under the deal, ImmunoGen will receive $20 million upfront payment and is also eligible to receive milestone payments up to $210 million for each target, in addition to royalties on the commercial net sales of any resulting ADC products. Takeda will take responsibility for the development, manufacturing and marketing of any ADC products resulting from the deal. The deal will also allow Takeda to have a licence for a third target for an additional upfront fee.

Millennium, Subsystem Technologies Inc, WisEngineering LLC and International Logistics Systems, Inc. Win $29,967,029 Federal Contract

Millennium was awarded a share of a $29,967,029 federal contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, for weapon system and munitions life cycle supportability services in support of the Army Research Development and Engineering Command. Subsystem Technologies Inc.; WisEngineering LLC; and International Logistics Systems, Inc. shared in the award amount.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. Enters into Collaboration Agreement with Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Develop Next-Generation Fleximer(R) Antibody-Drug Conjugates

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to develop next-generation Fleximer(R) antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). Mersana's proprietary conjugation technology is comprised of the company's biodegradable Fleximer polymer and a broad array of customizable linker chemistries matched to Mersana's diverse, cytotoxic payloads. Under the agreement, Takeda will provide an upfront payment to Mersana for the right to utilize Fleximer technology to develop novel ADC candidates. Mersana is responsible for conducting research and creating ADCs that are conjugates of Takeda's antibodies and Mersana's diverse payload platforms, which combine a cytotoxic payload with the Fleximer polymer and custom linkers. In addition to providing antibodies, Takeda is responsible for product development, manufacturing and commercialization of any Fleximer-ADC products. Mersana, in addition to an upfront payment, is eligible to receive milestones and royalties on worldwide net sales of any resulting ADC products.

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