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Medarex Highlights Strength in Antibody Development and Underlying Pipeline Strategy at R&D Day Event in New York City
Date:7/10/2008

ntibody with enhanced antibody effector function that targets CD70, a member of the TNF family that is highly expressed on multiple cancers, including renal cell carcinoma, lymphoma and glioblastoma. CD70 expression on activated lymphocytes may also be implicated in autoimmune diseases. Data from the ongoing Phase 1 trial in clear cell renal carcinoma is expected in 2009. Additional opportunities include the expected initiation of a Phase 1 trial of MDX-1411 in lymphomas in 2008, as well as an anti-CD70 antibody-drug conjugate program.

-- MDX-1203 targets the CD70 molecule expressed on multiple cancers and is expected to be the first Medarex antibody-drug conjugate candidate to enter clinical development in 2008/early 2009.

"We are making great strides in developing potentially important therapeutics to address a wide range of cancer and inflammatory diseases," Geoffrey M. Nichol, M.B.Ch.B., Senior Vice President of Product Development at Medarex. "We continue to progress towards proof-of-concept for multiple programs and look forward to advancing our most promising candidates towards market approval."

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Medarex has enhanced its core UltiMAb(R) antibody platform with a suite of technologies that optimize or enhance the therapeutic activity of antibodies. One important technology expansion is the company's proprietary antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) platform. Medarex believes that its ADC technology overcomes many of the key development challenges of drug conjugates, including issues of linker stability, potency and multi-drug resistance while maintaining a wide therapeutic window with minimal toxicity. Coupled with cutting-edge antibody technologies, Medarex's sophisticated drug development infrastructure and decision-making processes engage expertise in the areas of science, clinical development and market research to maximize efficiency, increase productivity, augment the quality of our antibody drug development eff
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