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Arzerra worldwide net sales in Q1 2013 totaled GBP 20.5 million
Genmab expects royalty payment of DKK 36 million
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
-- Genmab A/S (Copenhagen:GEN)
announced today Arzerra(r) (ofatumumab) net sales during the first quarter of 2013 were GBP 20.5 million (approximately DKK 180 million). This figure consists of net sales in the U.S. of GBP 9.6 million and in the rest of the world of GBP 10.9 million. Under the terms of Genmab's collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Genmab expects to receive a royalty payment of approximately DKK 36 million.
The rest of the world sales for the first quarter were enhanced by sales related to the supply of ofatumumab for clinical trials run by other companies.
The conversion from GBP to DKK has been made using the Danish Central Bank average rates for the first quarter of 2013 (GBP 1.00 = DKK 8.7755).
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Genmab is a publicly traded, international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated human antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Founded in 1999, the company's first marketed antibody, ofatumumab (Arzerra(r)), was approved to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia in patients who are refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab after less than eight years in development. Genmab's validated and next generation antibody technologies are expected to provide a steady stream of future product candidates. Partnering of innovative product candidates and technologies is a key focus of Genmab's strategy and the company has alliances with top tier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. For more information visit
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