Users' questions

Where is Dendreon located?

Where is Dendreon located?

Dendreon corporate headquarters and immunotherapy manufacturing facility, Seal Beach, California. At Dendreon, patients come first. We are one team, acting together, with a shared purpose of improving patients’ lives through science.

What happened Dendreon?

On February 20, 2015, Valeant Pharmaceuticals received approval to purchase all Dendreon assets. On January 9, 2017 Sanpower Group agrees to acquire Dendreon from Valeant for $819.9 million In June 2017, Sanpower Group, a Chinese conglomerate, purchased Dendreon from Valeant for $820 million.

Why did Dendreon fail?

We conclude that the bankruptcy of Dendreon was largely due to the delay in securing FDA approval and CMS coverage, as well as the high cost that had to be incurred by providers up-front.

Is Dendreon a private company?

Once a public company based in Seattle, Dendreon is now a private company based in Seal Beach, Calif.

What is the cost of Dendreon?

Each infusion of Provenge will cost $31,000, bringing the full cost of treatment for three infusions to $93,000. As the company put it, the drug will cost about $23,000 per month of life extension, based on the Phase III study that found the drug extended life by 4.1 months.

Who is CEO of Dendreon?

Jim Caggiano (Jun 2017–)

Is Provenge still available?

10. Dendreon is the maker of the first FDA-approved immunotherapy for advanced prostate cancer, sipuleucel-T (Provenge). Sipuleucel-T will remain available after the financial restructuring of the Seattle-based company, Dendreon said in the written statement.

How expensive is Provenge?

How effective is Provenge?

Studies have shown that in patients with metastatic prostate cancer, Provenge has allowed men to live longer with minimal side effects, and reducing the risk of death by 22.5%. Most side effects are mild to moderate and last only 1 to 2 days.

Who is a candidate for PROVENGE?

Who is a Candidate for Provenge? Provenge is approved for men with advanced, metastatic (spreading) prostate cancer with few or no cancer-related symptoms and that is resistant to hormone therapy.

Can PROVENGE be repeated?

Create the vaccine. This involves removing white blood cells from your body. Administer the vaccine. Each procedure will be repeated three times.

How long does it take for PROVENGE to work?

This process activates the patient’s immune cells to help the immune system better fight the disease. Provenge immunotherapy treatment typically takes one month to be administered, and is given in three intravenous infusions every two weeks.