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Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in June 1996, and is based in South San Francisco, California. We are a clinical-stage drug development company that discovers and develops novel, small-molecule drugs for the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, as well as muscle disorders. Our pioneering research focuses on intracellular signaling pathways and related targets that are critical to disease mechanisms. We currently have five product candidates in development: fostamatinib, an oral spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) inhibitor expected to enter Phase 3 clinical trials for immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and a Phase 2 clinical trial for immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) in the first half of 2014; R348, a topical JAK/SYK inhibitor currently in Phase 2 clinical trials for dry eye; R118, an adenosine monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activator entering Phase 1 in the first half of 2014; and two oncology product candidate ... More ...