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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.

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