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Genmab Reaches Milestone in Ofatumumab Collaboration
Date:10/10/2008

Summary: Genmab has Reached the Sixth Milestone in its Ofatumumab

Collaboration With GSK.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, October 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genmab A/S (OMX: GEN) announced today it has reached the sixth milestone for ofatumumab (HuMax-CD20(R)) under the terms of its collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). A milestone payment of approximately DKK 29 million (approximately USD 5.6 million) was triggered by the first patient receiving treatment in the ofatumumab Phase I study in relapsed/refractory follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia in Japan.

Ofatumumab is an investigational, new generation, human monoclonal antibody that targets a distinct membrane proximal, small loop epitope ( specific binding site) of the CD20 molecule on the surface of B-cells. Ofatumumab is being developed to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia, follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, rheumatoid arthritis and relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis under a co- development and commercialization agreement between Genmab and GlaxoSmithKline. It is not yet approved for sale in any country.

About Genmab A/S

Genmab is a leading international biotechnology company focused on developing fully human antibody therapeutics for unmet medical needs. Using cutting-edge antibody technology, Genmab's world class discovery, development and manufacturing 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.

This press release contains forward looking statements. The words " believe", "expect", "anticipate", "intend" and "plan" and similar expressions identify forward looking statements. Actual results or performance may differ materially from any future results or performance expressed or implied by such statements. 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. For a further discussion of these risks, please refer to the section "Risk Management" in Genmab's Annual Report, which is available on http://www.genmab.com. Genmab does not undertake any obligation to update or revise forward looking statements in this press release nor to confirm such statements in relation to actual results, unless required by law.

Genmab(R); the Y-shaped Genmab logo(R); HuMax(R); HuMax-CD4(R); HuMax- CD20(R); HuMax-EGFr(TM); HuMax-IL8(TM); HuMax-TAC(TM); HuMax-HepC(TM); HuMax-CD38(TM); HuMax-CD32b(TM) and UniBody(R) are all trademarks of Genmab A/S.


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