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MacroGenics Enters Global Research Collaboration and License Agreement with Pfizer
Date:10/26/2010

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MacroGenics' DART technology enables the generation of highly stable antibody-based therapeutic molecules that can simultaneously target two different antigens. DART therapeutics can accommodate virtually any variable region sequence in a "plug-and-play" fashion, are potent, and have very favorable manufacturing properties. To date, the company has engineered over 65 different DART proteins and has completed multiple in vitro and in vivo proof-of-concept studies in a variety of disease models. The company has been able to produce DART proteins in both bacterial and mammalian expression systems. DARTs also have been engineered with an Fc domain, which confers them with additional properties, such as Fc receptor binding and extended half-life. This functionality can be further expanded with the inclusion of MacroGenics' proprietary Fc domain portfolio. MacroGenics has established and continues to expand a significant patent estate around its DART technology.

About MacroGenics

MacroGenics is a private, venture-backed biotechnology company that focuses on the discovery, development and delivery to patients of novel biologics for autoimmune disorders, cancer and infectious diseases. Since its founding in 2000, the company has built a fully-integrated set of capabilities in antibody-based product development. The company has generated a proprietary pipeline of innovative product candidates by leveraging its three core technology platforms. These proprietary platforms include: (1) cancer stem-like cells; (2) DART technology, which allows the company to incorporate multiple specificities within a single molecule; and (3) Fc optimization, which enhances antibody-dependent effector functions. The company's lead program, teplizumab, is an anti-CD3 antibody. Teplizumab is being investigated in Phase 3 trials for the treatment of autoimmune diseases in collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company. For more information about MacroGenics, please
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