- Worldwide net sales of Arzerra® in Q4 2013 totaled GBP 18.8 million
- Full year 2013 net sales of Arzerra were GBP 74.9 million, an increase of 25% over 2012
- Genmab royalty income is DKK 34 million for Q4 2013 and DKK 131 million for the year
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genmab A/S (Copenhagen:GEN) announced today that the Arzerra (ofatumumab) net sales during the fourth quarter of 2013 were GBP 18.8 million (approximately DKK 168 million). This figure consists of net sales in the US of GBP 12.3 million and in the rest of the world of GBP 6.5 million. Under the terms of the collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Genmab expects to receive a royalty payment of approximately DKK 34 million.
Full year 2013 net sales of Arzerra totaled GBP 74.9 million (approximately DKK 658 million) worldwide, resulting in total royalty income to Genmab of approximately DKK 131 million for the year.
During the first half of 2013, rest of world sales of Arzerra were impacted by sales related to the supply of Arzerra for clinical trials run by other companies. Sales were not positively impacted by clinical trial material sales during the third and fourth quarters.
The conversion from GBP to DKK has been made using the Danish Central Bank average rates for the respective quarters in 2013.
About Genmab A/S
Genmab is a publicly traded, international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated human antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Founded in 1999, the company's first marketed antibody, ofatumumab (Arzerra®), was approved to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia in patients who are refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab after less than eight years in development. Genmab's validated and next generation antibody technologies are expected to provide a steady stream of future product candidates. Partnering of innovative product candidates and technologies is a key focus of Genmab's strategy and the company has alliances with top tier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. For more information visit www.genmab.com.
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