Summary: Genmab's Partner Roche has Filed an IND With the US FDA for a
COPENHAGEN, August 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genmab A/S (OMX: GEN) announced today that its partner Roche has filed an Investigational New Drug application (IND) with the US Food and Drug Administration for a Genmab antibody developed under the companies' collaboration. Genmab will receive a milestone payment from Roche which does not influence Genmab's financial guidance for 2007.
Under the agreement with Roche, Genmab utilizes its broad antibody expertise and development capabilities to create human antibodies to a broad range of disease targets identified by Roche. Genmab receives milestone and royalty payments based on successful products. In certain circumstances, Genmab may obtain rights to develop products based on disease targets identified by Roche. If all goals are reached, the value of the collaboration to Genmab could be USD 100 million, plus royalties.
"This will be the second antibody produced under our collaboration with Roche to enter the clinic and Genmab's seventh antibody to enter clinical development overall," said Lisa N. Drakeman, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Genmab. "Our partnership with Roche continues to bear fruit and add value to Genmab's expanding product pipeline."
About Genmab A/S
Genmab is a leading international biotechnology company focused on developing fully human antibody therapeutics for unmet medical needs. Using unique, cutting-edge antibody technology, Genmab's world class discovery and development teams have created and developed an extensive pipeline of products for potential treatment of a variety of diseases including cancer and autoimmune disorders.
As Genmab advances towards a commercial future, we remain committed to our primary goal of improving the lives of patients who are in urgent need of new treatment options. For more information on Genmab's products and technology, visit http://www.genmab.com.
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The important factors that could cause our actual results or performance to differ materially include, among others, risks associated with product discovery and development, uncertainties related to the outcome and conduct of clinical trials including unforeseen safety issues, uncertainties related to product manufacturing, the lack of market acceptance of our products, our inability to manage growth, the competitive environment in relation to our business area and markets, our inability to attract and retain suitably qualified personnel, the unenforceability or lack of protection of our patents and proprietary rights, our relationships with affiliated entities, changes and developments in technology which may render our products obsolete, and other factors. Genmab is not under an obligation to up-date statements regarding the future following the publication of this release; nor to confirm such statements in relation to actual results, unless this is required by law.
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