Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Podcast: Genmab Scientific Director Looks Ahead, Highlights Need for More Potent Antibodies

In the red-hot world of antibodies, cancer specialist Genmab is one to watch.

Notably, Q3 2015 was a busy one for Genmab, with submissions for two antibodies fast-tracked in the US and one in Europe (the second pending), and a new DuoBody platform license deal with Novo Nordisk.

“The antibody field is without borders.”

“The antibody field is without borders,” says Genmab SVP and Scientific Director Dr. Paul Parren.
“These are very versatile molecules that are widely applicable in many disease areas and able to engage many different mechanisms.”

We caught up with Parren to discuss development trends in the space.

“The field is really moving away from naked antibodies or unmodified antibody drugs.”

“The antibody field is really moving away from naked antibodies or unmodified antibody drugs,” Parren noted.

“We see a lot of interest in new formats, mostly because we really think that we need to make more potent antibodies,” he added.

In this podcast interview for Inside Antibody Engineering, Dr. Parren discusses the future of antibody engineering and key trends including:

• Immunotherapeutics

• Combination treatments

• Personalized medicine and more…

Listen to the podcast or download a transcript here!

Editor’s note: Dr. Paul Parren will be chairing the “Antibody Effector Functions” track at the Antibody Engineering and Therapeutics Conference taking place December 7-10 in San Diego.

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Marc Dresner is sr. editor and special communication project lead with IBC Life Sciences. He is the former executive editor of Pharma Market Research Report, a publication for market research professionals specializing in pharmaceuticals and life sciences. He may be reached at Follow him @mdrezz.

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1 comment :

Candy Swift said...

We have much more to explore in the field of antibody.

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