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Data from Phase III MAIA Study of Daratumumab Accepted for Presentation at Annual Meeting of American Society of Hematology

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  • Data from Phase III MAIA study in front line multiple myeloma accepted as Late-breaking Abstract for oral presentation at ASH Annual Meeting


Copenhagen, Denmark; November 20, 2018 – Genmab A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen: GEN) announced today that data from the Phase III MAIA study of daratumumab in front line multiple myeloma, which was submitted by our collaboration partner Janssen Biotech, Inc., was accepted as a late-breaking abstract for oral presentation at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
The abstract is now published online on the ASH website:

LBA-2: Phase 3 Randomized Study of Daratumumab Plus Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone (D-Rd) Versus Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone (Rd) in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma (NDMM) Ineligible for Transplant (MAIA) (https://ash.confex.com/ash/2018/webprogram/Paper120737.html)

The data will be presented as part of the Late-Breaking Abstracts Session on December 4, 2018 at 7:30 AM PST (4:30 PM CET).

“We are extremely pleased that this new data from the important MAIA study has been chosen for presentation at the prestigious ASH annual meeting, as it will provide ASH attendees the opportunity to learn more about the transformative role of daratumumab in the treatment of newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma,” said Jan van de Winkel, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Genmab.

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 has two approved antibodies, DARZALEX® (daratumumab) for the treatment of certain multiple myeloma indications, and Arzerra® (ofatumumab) for the treatment of certain chronic lymphocytic leukemia indications.  Daratumumab is in clinical development for additional multiple myeloma indications and other blood cancers.  A subcutaneous formulation of ofatumumab is in development for relapsing multiple sclerosis.  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 and the HexElect™ platform, which combines two co-dependently acting HexaBody molecules to introduce selectivity while maximizing therapeutic potency. 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.  For more information visit www.genmab.com.


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T: +45 33 44 77 20; E: rcg@genmab.com

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Media Release no. 13
CVR no. 2102 3884
LEI Code 529900MTJPDPE4MHJ122

Genmab A/S
Kalvebod Brygge 43
1560 Copenhagen V
Denmark

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