Cytokinetics is a different kind of company. It is increasingly unusual that an emerging growth biotechnology company would be dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics. Similarly, it is more and more uncommon for a biopharmaceutical company to leverage their expertise in one area, in our case the cytoskeleton and the biology of muscle function, to tackle the pursuit of new treatments for multiple disease areas. However, the most important distinguishing feature of Cytokinetics is instead found in our commitment to innovation that has translated our focus on the cytoskeleton into a Research and Development pipeline of multiple, first-in-class compounds. All of the programs we are pursuing offer entirely novel therapeutic approaches to severe unmet clinical needs. The reason is simple. Innovative therapeutics are much more likely to bring substantial benefits to patients. That is our goal.
Based in South San Francisco, we employ approximately 81 employees. Working collaboratively in a company that embodies uncommon values, Cytokinetics' devoted and passionate personnel, are all focused on advancing novel therapeutics to dramatically improve the lives of patients. With purpose and passion, we have committed to make an important impact on serious medical illnesses. We are pleased that you are visiting our website to learn more about Cytokinetics.