COPENHAGEN K, Denmark, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Company Announcement
- Worldwide net sales of Arzerra(r) (ofatumumab) in Q2 2014 totaled GBP 12.8 million
- Genmab expects royalty payment of approximately DKK 23 million
Copenhagen, Denmark; July 23, 2014 - Genmab A/S (Copenhagen:GEN) announced today that net sales of Arzerra (ofatumumab) during the second quarter of 2014 were GBP 12.8 million (approximately DKK 117 million). This figure consists of net sales in the US of GBP 6.9 million and in the rest of the world of GBP 5.9 million. Under the terms of the collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Genmab expects to receive a royalty payment of approximately DKK 23 million.
The second quarter net sales did not include sales related to the supply of ofatumumab for clinical trials run by other parties.
The conversion from GBP to DKK has been made using the Danish Central Bank average rates for the second quarter of 2014.
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 currently has one marketed antibody, Arzerra(r) (ofatumumab) for the treatment of certain chronic lymphocytic leukemia indications, a clinical pipeline with both late and early stage programs, and an innovative pre-clinical pipeline. Genmab's technology base consists of validated and proprietary next generation antibody technologies - the DuoBody(r) platform for generation of bispecific antibodies, and the HexaBody(tm) platform which creates effector function enhanced antibodies. Genmab's deep antibody expertise is expected to provide a stream of future product candidates. Partnering of selected 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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Genmab A/S and its subsidiaries own the following trademarks: Genmab(r); the Y-shaped Genmab logo(r); Genmab in combination with the Y-shaped Genmab logo(tm); the DuoBody logo(tm); the HexaBody logo(tm); HuMax(r); HuMax-CD20(r); DuoBody(r); HexaBody(tm) and UniBody(r). Arzerra(r) is a registered trademark of the GSK group of companies.
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