Amgen (AMGN) Completes Acquisition of Alantos  
7/17/2007 11:40:41 AM

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Alantos, a private company developing drugs for the treatment of diabetes and inflammatory diseases. The transaction provides Amgen with Alantos’s DPP-IV inhibitor in clinical development (Phase 2a) for the treatment of type II diabetes as well as its matrix metalloproteinases platform for osteoarthritis. The acquisition was originally announced June 6.