Last updated: 10.09.2018


Incyte, Corp is an American pharmaceutical company based in Alapocas, Delaware. The company was founded in Palo Alto, California in 1991 and went public in 1993.

Incyte has one drug, Jakafi, which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) and has been prescribed to several thousand patients in the United States.[3]

As of 2014 the company was developing baricitinib, an oral JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor drug for rheumatoid arthritis in partnership with Eli Lilly.[4][5] It gained EU approval in February 2017.[6] In April 2017, the US FDA issued a rejection, citing concerns about dosing and safety.[7][8]

As of 2016 epacadostat, an indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1) inhibitor, was in development for various cancers and was in combination trials with Merck’s pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and Bristol Myers Squibb’s nivolumab (Opdivo).[9][10]

Novartis acquired Incyte’s c-Met inhibitor capmatinib (INC280, INCB028060), which is in Phase II clinical trial as monotherapy in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.[11]