BIND Therapeutics, a clinical-stage nanomedicine platform company developing targeted and programmable therapeutics called Accurins, has amended its development and commercialization collaboration agreement with Amgen, to extend the period during which Amgen may exercise its option by six months. BIND entered into a global collaboration agreement with Amgen on Jan. 7, to develop and commercialize a kinase inhibitor nanomedicine for treating a range of solid tumors based on BIND’s platform for targeted and programmable nanomedicines and Amgen’s undisclosed proprietary kinase inhibitor. Amgen had 12 months to exercise its option to select a novel Accurin candidate for further development. The option period under the amended collaboration agreement has been extended to July 7, 2014 to allow for completion of the research plan. No other terms of the original agreement have been changed.