Media Release

Copenhagen, Denmark, October 14, 2020

  • Preliminary data from Phase 1/2a trial of DuoBody®-PD-L1x4-1BB (GEN1046) in patients with advanced solid tumors accepted for e-poster presentation
  • Pre-clinical data for DuoBody-PD-L1x4-1BB (GEN1046), tisotumab vedotin and DuoBody-CD3x5T4 will also be presented

Genmab A/S (Nasdaq: GMAB) announced today that multiple abstracts for Genmab programs were accepted for presentation at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s (SITC) 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting.
Accepted abstracts include preliminary data from the first-in-human Phase 1/2a study of DuoBody®-PD-L1x4-1BB (GEN1046), a bispecific antibody in joint development with BioNTech, in patients with advanced solid tumors, which was accepted for e-poster presentation. All abstracts are scheduled to be available on the SITC website on November 9, 2020.

“We are pleased that the first clinical data for DuoBody-PD-L1x4-1BB (GEN1046), which we are developing in collaboration with BioNTech, was selected for presentation at the SITC 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting,” said Jan van de Winkel, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Genmab. “The preliminary Phase 1/2a data demonstrate the potential of DuoBody-PD-L1x4-1BB (GEN1046) in solid tumors and we look forward to this first data being shared with the medical community.”


DuoBody-PD-L1x4-1BB (GEN1046)1:
First-in-human phase I/IIa trial to evaluate the safety and initial clinical activity of DuoBody®-PD L1×4-1BB (GEN1046) in patients with advanced solid tumors – e-poster presentation, available in the virtual poster hall from November 11 – 14, 2020.

DuoBody®-PD-L1×4-1BB (GEN1046) induces superior immune-cell activation, cytokine production and cytotoxicity by combining PD-L1 blockade with conditional 4-1BB co-stimulation – e-poster presentation, available in the virtual poster hall from November 11 – 14, 2020.

Tisotumab vedotin2:
Tisotumab vedotin shows immunomodulatory activity through induction of immunogenic cell death – e-poster presentation, available in the virtual poster hall from November 11 – 14, 2020.

Pre-clinical mechanism of action and pharmacodynamic biomarker studies of DuoBody®-CD3x5T4 in vitro and in vivo in solid cancer models – e-poster presentation, available in the virtual poster hall from November 11 – 14, 2020.

Non-asset specific:
Molecular dissection of tumor-immune microenvironment factors associated with response to checkpoint inhibitor therapy in non-small cell lung cancer patients using Nanostring Digital Spatial Profiling – e-poster presentation, available in the virtual poster hall from November 11 – 14, 2020.

About Genmab
Genmab is a publicly traded, international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Founded in 1999, the company is the creator of the following approved antibodies: DARZALEX® (daratumumab, under agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc.) for the treatment of certain multiple myeloma indications in territories including the U.S., Europe and Japan, Kesimpta® (subcutaneous ofatumumab, under agreement with Novartis AG), for the treatment of adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis in the U.S. and TEPEZZA® (teprotumumab, under agreement with Roche granting sublicense to Horizon Therapeutics plc) for the treatment of thyroid eye disease in the U.S. A subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab, known as DARZALEX FASPRO™ (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) in the U.S., has been approved in the U.S. and Europe for the treatment of adult patients with certain multiple myeloma indications. The first approved Genmab created therapy, Arzerra® (ofatumumab, under agreement with Novartis AG), approved for the treatment of certain chronic lymphocytic leukemia indications, is available in Japan and is also available in other territories via compassionate use or oncology access programs. Daratumumab is in clinical development by Janssen for the treatment of additional multiple myeloma indications, other blood cancers and amyloidosis. Genmab also has a broad clinical and pre-clinical product pipeline. Genmab's technology base consists of validated and proprietary next generation antibody technologies - the DuoBody® platform for generation of bispecific antibodies, the HexaBody® platform, which creates effector function enhanced antibodies, the HexElect® platform, which combines two co-dependently acting HexaBody molecules to introduce selectivity while maximizing therapeutic potency and the DuoHexaBody® platform, which enhances the potential potency of bispecific antibodies through hexamerization. The company intends to leverage these technologies to create opportunities for full or co-ownership of future products. Genmab has alliances with top tier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Genmab is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with sites in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan.

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1DuoBody-PD-L1x4-1BB (GEN1046) is being co-developed by Genmab and BioNTech
2Tisotumab vedotin is being co-developed by Genmab and Seattle Genetics
3DuoBody-CD3x5T4 is being co-developed by Genmab and AbbVie

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