HGS and Morphotek Agree to Collaborate on Discovery, Development and Commercialization of Therapeutic Antibodies for Oncology and Immunology
In March 2009, HGS and Morphotek, Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Corporation of North America, entered into a collaboration to discover, develop and commercialize therapeutic monoclonal antibodies in the fields of oncology and immunology that specifically target antigens discovered by HGS. Morphotek will be responsible for validating targets discovered through genomic research provided by HGS, generating and developing all monoclonal antibody candidates using proprietary Morphotek technologies, and conducting early preclinical proof-of-concept studies. HGS and Morphotek will have the right to participate in the development and commercialization of each antibody candidate.
HGS management will hold a conference call to discuss this announcement today at 5 PM Eastern time. Investors may listen to the call by dialing 877-591-4959 or 719-325-4901, passcode 2810740, five to 10 minutes before the start of the call. A replay of the conference call will be available within a few hours after the call ends. Investors may listen to the replay by dialing 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820, confirmation code 2810740. Today's conference call also will be webcast and can be accessed at www.hgsi.com. Investors interested in listening to the live webcast should log on before the conference call begins to download any software required. Both the audio replay and the archive of the conference call webcast will remain available for several days.
ABOUT HUMAN GENOME SCIENCES
|SOURCE Human Genome Sciences, Inc.|
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved