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About AkaRx

AkaRx develops therapeutic products including avatrombopag, which is an investigational oral thrombopoietin receptor agonist.

Headquarters Location

Mack Centre IV 4th Floor

Paramus, New Jersey, 07652,

United States


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Companies involved in the research, development, and commercialization of chemically- or biologically-derived therapeutic & theranostic drugs. Excludes vitamins/supplements, CROs/clinical trial services.

Latest AkaRx News

US FDA approves AkaRx's Doptelet to treat patients with chronic liver disease who have low blood platelets

May 23, 2018

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AkaRx Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was AkaRx founded?

    AkaRx was founded in 2005.

  • Where is AkaRx's headquarters?

    AkaRx's headquarters is located at Mack Centre IV, Paramus.

  • What is AkaRx's latest funding round?

    AkaRx's latest funding round is Acq - Fin.

  • How much did AkaRx raise?

    AkaRx raised a total of $12.5M.

  • Who are the investors of AkaRx?

    Investors of AkaRx include PBM Capital Group, Eisai, InterWest Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and Astellas Venture Management.

  • Who are AkaRx's competitors?

    Competitors of AkaRx include Unither Pharmaceuticals, OcuNexus Therapeutics, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, NextWave Pharmaceuticals, Omthera Pharmaceuticals and 13 more.

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