Amgen Takes Third License for Rights to Use ImmunoGen, Inc.'s TAP Technology

Published: Dec 19, 2012

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN), a biotechnology company that develops anticancer therapeutics using its Targeted Antibody Payload (TAP) technology and antibody expertise, today announced that Amgen has licensed the exclusive right to use the Company’s maytansinoid TAP technology to develop anticancer therapeutics to a third target, which is undisclosed. Amgen licensed rights for two other targets in 2009 and has two compounds in clinical testing under those licenses. “We’re pleased with the interest major healthcare companies are showing in developing multiple product candidates with our TAP technology,” commented Daniel Junius, President and CEO. “In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the quantity of targets considered to be potentially appropriate for TAP compounds, which has expanded the opportunity for us and our partners.”

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