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Copenhagen, Denmark, October 15, 2021
Janssen-Cilag International NV (Janssen) received a positive CHMP opinion recommending conditional marketing authorization of amivantamab in Europe for the treatment of adult patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer with activating epidermal growth factor receptor exon 20 insertion mutations, after failure of platinum-based therapy
Represents First CHMP opinion for a DuoBody® product candidate
Genmab A/S (Nasdaq: GMAB) announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion and recommended the granting of a conditional marketing authorization in Europe for Janssen’s amivantamab, a fully human bispecific antibody, for the treatment of adult patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations, after failure of platinum-based therapy. In July 2012, Genmab entered into a collaboration with Janssen Biotech, Inc. to create and develop bispecific antibodies using Genmab’s DuoBody technology platform. This is the first CHMP opinion for a product that was created using Genmab’s proprietary DuoBody technology platform.
“Following the U.S. FDA approval of RYBREVANT® earlier this year, we are extremely pleased that the CHMP has granted Janssen a positive opinion for amivantamab, the first such opinion for a product created using Genmab’s DuoBody technology platform. We are hopeful that this opinion will lead to an approval and to the first treatment option for European patients with advanced NSCLC with activating EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations,” said Jan van de Winkel, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Genmab.
Genmab is an international biotechnology company with a core purpose to improve the lives of people with cancer. For more than 20 years, Genmab’s vision to transform cancer treatment has driven its passionate, innovative and collaborative teams to invent next-generation antibody technology platforms and leverage translational research and data sciences, fueling multiple differentiated cancer treatments that make an impact on people’s lives. To develop and deliver novel therapies to patients, Genmab has formed 20+ strategic partnerships with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Genmab’s proprietary pipeline includes bispecific T-cell engagers, next-generation immune checkpoint modulators, effector function enhanced antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates.
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