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Seattle Genetics, Inc. (SGEN) Highlights Next Generation Antibody-Drug Conjugate SGN-CD33A at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting  
12/10/2012 9:48:26 AM

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) today presented preclinical data from SGN-CD33A, an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) in development for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), at the 54th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition being held December 8-11, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. SGN-CD33A is a novel CD33-directed ADC utilizing Seattle Genetics’ next generation technology. The CD33 antibody is attached to a highly potent cytotoxic agent called a pyrrolobenzodiazepine (PBD) dimer via a proprietary site-specific conjugate technology to a monoclonal antibody with engineered cysteines (EC-mAb). Seattle Genetics expects to advance SGN-CD33A into a phase I clinical trial in 2013.
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