July 27, 2017 3:14 AM ET


Company Overview of Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.

Company Overview

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to patients with kidney disease through hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology. Its lead product candidate is vadadustat, an oral therapy, which is in Phase III development for the treatment of anemia related to chronic kidney disease in non-dialysis and dialysis patients. The company is also developing a HIF-based portfolio of product candidates that include AKB-6899 for the treatment of anemia; and AKB-5169, a preclinical compound for the treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. has collaboration agreements with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. ...

245 First Street

Suite 1100

Cambridge, MA 02142

United States

Founded in 2007

89 Employees





Key Executives for Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 53
Total Annual Compensation: $775.7K
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Age: 49
Total Annual Compensation: $476.0K
Medical Advisor
Age: 64
Total Annual Compensation: $572.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. Key Developments

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. - Analyst/Investor Day

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. - Analyst/Investor Day

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. Presents at JMP Securities Life Sciences Conference 2017, Jun-21-2017 01:00 PM

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. Presents at JMP Securities Life Sciences Conference 2017, Jun-21-2017 01:00 PM. Venue: St. Regis Hotel, 2 East 55 Street, New York, New York, United States.

Akebia Therapeutics Appoints Rita Jain as Chief Medical Officer

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. announced the appointment of Rita Jain, M.D. as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Jain will be responsible for leading the clinical development of the Company’s HIF pipeline, including the global Phase 3 development program for vadadustat, an oral HIF stabilizer in development for the treatment of anemia related to chronic kidney disease. Dr. Jain succeeds Brad Maroni, M.D. who will remain at Akebia as a medical advisor. Dr. Jain joins Akebia from AbbVie where she most recently was the Vice President of Men’s and Women’s Health and Metabolic Development.

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