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Exelixis Expands its Biotherapeutics Portfolio with Acquisition of GamaMabs Pharma’s First-in-Class Humanized Antibody Program Against a Novel Oncology Target

Exelixis Expands its Biotherapeutics Portfolio with Acquisition of GamaMabs Pharma’s First-in-Class Humanized Antibody Program Against a Novel Oncology Target

– Early clinical data of naked monoclonal antibodies support safety of targeting anti-Müllerian hormone receptor 2 (AMHR2), an oncology target of interest  ̶

– Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) targeting AMHR2 could provide clinical efficacy in gynecologic, colorectal and other forms of cancer  ̶

ALAMEDA, Calif. and TOULOUSE, France – May 4, 2021 – Exelixis, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXEL) and GamaMabs Pharma SA today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Exelixis will, upon the future closing of the asset purchase and subject to certain conditions to closing, acquire all rights, title and interest in GamaMabs’ AMHR2 antibody technology. Exelixis will pay GamaMabs $5 million upon signing of the agreement, make additional payments upon completion of closing conditions, and make additional milestone payments after closing, contingent upon various events. Once the transfer is completed, Exelixis will control 100% of GamaMabs’ AMHR2 franchise technology including all assets pertaining to GamaMabs’ monoclonal antibody drug product murlentamab (GM-102). Read more

In memoriam of Dr. Isabelle Tabah-Fisch

In memoriam of Dr. Isabelle Tabah-Fisch

Toulouse and Paris, August 31, 2020

GamaMabs is deeply saddened to learn the death of Isabelle Tabah-Fisch, its former Chief Medical Officer, on August 28.

Isabelle joined GamaMabs Pharma in November 2016 to bring us her remarkable expertise in Oncology and her high-level network which enabled her to design and implement our clinical trials, until her retirement in March 2020.

Despite the illness that affected her for two years, Isabelle displayed admirable professionalism, courage and energy.

Beyond her professional qualities, we will always remember Isabelle’s great vitality, her joie de vivre, her motivation for therapeutic progress and her ethical standards.

Our hearts go out to Isabelle’s family, especially her father and 3 children.

May Isabelle rest in peace.