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VivaMab and ADC Therapeutics Announce Antibody Licensing Deal for Novel ADC Candidate to Target Hematologic Cancers



6/24/2013 11:05:43 AM

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SAN DIEGO & LAUSANNE, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VivaMab, a therapeutic development division of BioAtla LLC, and ADC Therapeutics Sarl, a portfolio company of Auven Therapeutics and the oncology drug development company specializing in proprietary antibody drug conjugates ('ADCs'), today announced a licensing deal for a novel antibody against an undisclosed hematological cancer target. Under the terms of the deal, ADC Therapeutics has licensed a VivaMab antibody (VM101) produced using BioAtla’s Express Humanization™, Comprehensive Positional Evolution™, Combinatorial Protein Synthesis™ affinity and functional maturation technology platforms. VM101 has been combined with a third-generation cytotoxic pyrrolobenzodiazepine (PBD)-based warhead and proprietary linker technology to form a novel ADC, which has already been shown to have powerful in vivo efficacy in established models for normally intractable hematological cancer indications.

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