About Ambit

We are a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs to treat unmet medical needs in oncology, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases by inhibiting kinases that are important drivers for those diseases. Our pipeline currently includes three programs, each discovered internally and each aimed at the inhibition of validated kinase targets. Our lead drug candidate, quizartinib, is a once-daily, orally administered FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3, or FLT3, kinase inhibitor.

We initiated a Phase 3 clinical trial of quizartinib in April 2014 in patients with acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, who express a genetic mutation in FLT3 (referred to by us as FLT3-ITD positive) who are refractory to or relapsed after first-line treatment with or without hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, or HSCT, consolidation. We plan to enroll approximately 326 patients who will be randomized 2:1 to quizartinib monotherapy or salvage chemotherapy and a single interim analysis is planned.

Our second drug candidate, AC410, is a potent, selective, orally-administered, small molecule inhibitor of Janus kinase 2, or JAK2, that has potential utility for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

Our third drug candidate, AC708, is a potent and exquisitely selective small molecule compound, AC708, which inhibits the colony-stimulating factor-1 receptor, or CSF1R, a receptor tyrosine kinase. This compound is in preclinical studies and has potential utility in oncology, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.