Genmab Announces Sale of Manufacturing Facility to Baxter
- Genmab sells manufacturing facility to Baxter Healthcare Corporation
- Genmab receives USD 10 million
Copenhagen, Denmark; February 28, 2013 — Genmab A/S (OMX: GEN) announced today the signing and closing of an agreement with Baxter Healthcare Corporation for the sale of Genmab's non-plasma-derived antibody manufacturing facility, located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA, for USD 10 million. Under the terms of the agreement Genmab receives the USD 10 million (approximately DKK 57 million) in cash and Baxter acquires the facility, land, and equipment at the Brooklyn Park site. Baxter will offer employment to the 23 employees currently supporting the facility.
"We have delivered on our commitment to execute the sale of the antibody manufacturing facility in the first quarter of this year and are very pleased that Baxter acquired the facility, including the 23 employees who have maintained the facility to such a high standard," said Jan van de Winkel, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Genmab.
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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®), 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 www.genmab.com.
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