Insmed is founded as a private company by Dr. Joseph Larner in Charlottesville, Va., to develop medicines to treat diabetes.
Transave is founded as a private company by Dr. Frank Pilkiewicz in Monmouth Junction, NJ, to develop inhaled pharmaceuticals for the treatment of lung diseases.
Insmed is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and becomes a public company (INSM) after acquiring Celtrix Pharmaceuticals in a reverse merger.
Transave pioneers the early development of an inhaled liposomal antibiotic, an advancement that will later enable the approval of the Company’s first therapy.
Insmed enters into a business combination with Transave, acquiring its late-stage candidate. The new company maintains the name Insmed.
Insmed receives Orphan Drug Designation, Qualified Infectious Disease Product designation, and Fast Track status for its lead product candidate.