Partnering

Committed to fostering collaborative and productive commercial partnerships

With a track record of successful product- and technology-based collaborations with top-tier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, we are a proven industry partner focused on leveraging our capabilities to form long-lasting and productive relationships.

We are highly motivated to build strategic alliances that will help to improve patients’ lives by creating and developing innovative and differentiated antibody-based therapeutics.

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Current Partnerships

Building partnerships that drive innovation

Genmab’s ability to build upon knowledge of disease targets to create antibody therapeutics has attracted numerous partners. To maximize the value of our human antibody engineering and development capabilities and our proprietary technology platforms, Genmab forms collaborations with other biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to create or co-develop antibody products for novel disease targets.

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Our current partners

  • AbbVie

    Product partnership

    In June 2020, Genmab and AbbVie entered into a broad collaboration to jointly develop and commercialize Genmab’s next-generation bispecific antibody products epcoritamab, DuoHexaBody®-CD37 and DuoBody®-CD3x5T4. The companies also entered into a discovery research collaboration to select and develop up to four additional differentiated next-generation antibody-based product candidates. For epcoritamab Genmab will book net sales in the U.S. and Japan and receive tiered royalties on remaining global sales. For DuoHexaBody-CD37, DuoBody-CD3x5T4 and any product candidates developed as a result of the companies’ discovery research collaboration, Genmab and AbbVie will share responsibilities for global development and commercialization in the U.S. and Japan.

  • ADC Therapeutics

    Product partnership

    In June 2013, Genmab entered an agreement to develop a new antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) camidanlumab tesirine, combining Genmab’s HuMax®-TAC antibody with ADC Therapeutics’ PBD-based warhead and linker technology. In March 2015, Genmab decided not to exercise its co-development right for camidanlumab tesirine and now has a 25% ownership stake in the product.

  • Amgen Inc.

    Product partnership

    Genmab has a direct license for exclusive worldwide rights to Amgen’s patent estate relating to antibodies to IL15 and the IL15 receptor. In July 2003, Amgen exercised its commercialization options for the HuMax®-IL15 antibody program (now AMG 714). Amgen has partnered with Provention Bio to conduct and fund a Phase 2b trial with AMG 714 in non-responsive celiac disease (NRCD).

  • BioNTech

    Product partnership

    Technology partnership

    In May 2015, Genmab entered an agreement with BioNTech to jointly, on a 50:50 basis, research, develop and commercialize bispecific antibody products applying Genmab’s proprietary DuoBody® technology in combination with our joint target identification and product concept expertise. In 2019, DuoBody®-PD-L1x4-1BB and DuoBody®-CD40x4-1BB were the first product candidates from this partnership to enter clinical development.

  • BliNK Biomedical

    Technology partnership

    In July 2019, Genmab and BliNK Biomedical entered into an exclusive commercial license to certain antibodies targeting CD47, for potential development and commercialization into novel bispecific therapeutics created via Genmab’s proprietary DuoBody® technology platform.

  • Bristol Myers Squibb

    Product partnership

    In May 2012, Genmab licensed HuMax®-IL8 to Cormorant Pharmaceuticals. Following the acquisition of Cormorant by Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), the HuMax®-IL8 agreement was transferred to BMS.

  • CureVac AG

    Technology partnership

    In December 2019, Genmab and CureVac AG announced a strategic partnership that will focus on the research and development of differentiated mRNA-based antibody products by combining CureVac’s mRNA technology and know-how with Genmab’s proprietary antibody technologies and expertise.

  • H. Lundbeck A/S

    Product partnership

    Discovery partnership

    Genmab and H. Lundbeck A/S entered an agreement to create and develop human antibody therapeutics for disorders of the central nervous system (CNS) in October 2010.

  • Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH

    Technology partnership

    In July 2018, Genmab and Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH entered into a research collaboration and exclusive license agreement to discover and develop next-generation bispecific immunotherapies to target multiple cancer indications. The deal combines Genmab’s proprietary technologies and antibody know-how with Immatics’ XPRESIDENT® targets and T-cell receptor (TCR) capabilities. Genmab will receive an exclusive license to three proprietary targets from Immatics, with an option to license up to two additional targets at predetermined economics. The companies will conduct joint research, funded by Genmab, on multiple antibody and/or TCR-based bispecific therapeutic product concepts.

  • Janssen Biotech, Inc.

    Product partnership

    Technology partnership

    In July 2012, Genmab entered into a collaboration with Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to create and develop bispecific antibodies using our DuoBody® technology platform. Genmab created panels of bispecific antibodies to multiple disease target combinations identified by Janssen that they are developing further in both the research setting and in clinical trials.

  • Janssen Biotech, Inc.

    Product partnership

    In August 2012, Genmab announced a global license and development agreement for daratumumab with Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Under the terms of the agreement, Genmab granted Janssen an exclusive worldwide license to develop and commercialize daratumumab.

  • Janssen Biotech, Inc.

    Technology partnership

    Building on the successful collaboration on daratumumab in July 2019, Genmab entered into an exclusive worldwide license and option agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc. to develop and commercialize HexaBody®-CD38, a next-generation human CD38 monoclonal antibody product incorporating Genmab’s proprietary HexaBody® technology.

  • Novartis Pharma AG

    Product partnership

    Genmab and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) entered a co-development and collaboration agreement for ofatumumab in 2006. The full rights to ofatumumab were subsequently transferred from GSK to Novartis in 2015. Novartis is now responsible for the development and commercialization of ofatumumab in all potential indications. Genmab is entitled to potential regulatory and sales milestones, in addition to 10 percent royalty payment of net sales. Novartis is fully responsible for all costs associated with developing and commercializing ofatumumab.

  • Novo Nordisk

    Product partnership

    Technology partnership

    In August 2015, Genmab entered an agreement to grant Novo Nordisk commercial licenses to use the DuoBody® technology platform to create and develop bispecific antibody candidates for two therapeutic programs outside of cancer therapeutics. In December 2017, the collaboration was expanded to include an additional five potential target pair combinations and three commercial license options.

  • Roche

    Product partnership

    In May 2001, Genmab entered a collaboration with Roche to develop human antibodies to disease targets identified by Roche. In 2002, this alliance was expanded, and Roche made an equity investment in Genmab. Under the agreement, Genmab will receive milestones as well as royalty payments on successful products and, in certain circumstances, Genmab could obtain rights to develop products based on disease targets identified by Roche.

  • Seattle Genetics, Inc.

    Product partnership

    In September 2010, Genmab and Seattle Genetics entered into an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) research collaboration agreement. Under the agreement, Genmab has rights to utilize Seattle Genetics’ ADC technology with its HuMax®-TF antibody and Seattle Genetics has the right to exercise a co-development option for any resulting ADC products at the end of Phase 1 clinical development. In September 2014, Genmab entered into an additional ADC collaboration with Seattle Genetics to utilize Seattle Genetics’ ADC technology with Genmab’s HuMax®-AXL antibody.

  • Seattle Genetics, Inc.

    Product partnership

    In October 2011, Genmab and Seattle Genetics entered into a commercial license and collaboration agreement for antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). Under the agreement, Genmab was granted rights to utilize Seattle Genetics ADC technology with its HuMax®-TF antibody. In 2017, Seattle Genetics exercised its option to co-develop tisotumab vedotin, and the companies share all future costs and profits for the product on a 50:50 basis.

  • Tempus

    Discovery partnership

    In September 2019, Genmab entered into a collaboration agreement with Tempus, which built upon existing service agreements between the companies. Under the terms of the collaboration agreement, the companies will jointly work on research projects that are identified by Genmab to explore novel product concepts and biomarkers. For any resulting products, Genmab will lead all development and commercial activities. Tempus will be eligible for undisclosed milestones and royalties from Genmab and will also have the option to fund part of product development programs in exchange for increased royalty payments due to Tempus under the agreement.

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