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Scancell signs Commercial License Agreement with Genmab

Scancell Holdings plc

("Scancell" or the "Company")

Scancell signs Commercial License Agreement with Genmab

Genmab granted worldwide license to anti-glycan monoclonal antibody generated via Scancell's proprietary GlyMab® platform, for the development and commercialisation of novel therapeutic products

Scancell to receive from Genmab an upfront payment as well as potential milestone payments of up to $208 million for each product developed and commercialised, up to a maximum of $624 million if Genmab develops and commercialises products across all defined modalities. Scancell will also receive low single digit royalties from Genmab on net sales of all commercialised products.

Scancell Holdings plc (AIM: SCLP), the developer of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious disease, today announces a licensing agreement with Genmab (NASDAQ: GMAB), an international biotechnology company, to develop and commercialise a Scancell investigational anti-glycan monoclonal antibody into novel therapeutic products.

Genmab has been granted the exclusive right to develop and commercialise the Scancell antibody in multiple novel potential therapeutic products for any and all potential disease areas, excluding cell therapy applications. Scancell will be eligible to receive upfront and potential development and commercialisation milestone payments, as well as royalties on products sold.

The Scancell anti-glycan monoclonal antibody is a humanised antibody developed by Scancell, using its novel anti-cancer GlyMab® platform. This is one of five monoclonal antibodies currently in Scancell's antibody portfolio which provides a rich reservoir of potential products for its own in house clinical development and also for further deals.

Prof Lindy Durrant, Chief Executive Officer, Scancell, commented: "This license agreement with Genmab provides strong validation for our proprietary GlyMab® platform and our ability to utilise this technology to support the creation of novel, differentiated antibody products. Genmab is a leader in the field of antibody therapies for cancer and we are very pleased to be working with them to progress this novel antibody product through clinical development and commercialisation."

About GlyMab®

Scancell is building a pipeline of differentiated anti-cancer monoclonal antibodies ('mAbs') that target sugar motifs rather than proteins. The Company currently has five novel mAbs in early-stage development and has the potential to use its unique methodology to identify many more mAbs against glycan targets in the future. All cells are covered by a dense layer of sugar structures, called glycans, which change when a normal cell turns into a cancer cell. These glycan motifs that are associated with tumour malignancies can be targeted by antibodies such as the Company's GlyMab® portfolio.

A robust portfolio of patents and applications, as well as know-how, surround the GlyMab® platform and generated drug candidates. The GlyMab® technology is part of Scancell's antibody portfolio, joining AvidiMab®, a technology that can be applied to all antibodies (regardless of the technology used to generate them), enhancing their potency and ability to directly kill tumour cells.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 (MAR).

For further information, please contact:

Scancell Holdings plc

+44 (0) 20 3727 1000

Dr John Chiplin, Executive Chairman

Professor Lindy Durrant, CEO

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 20 7710 7600

Nicholas Moore/Samira Essebiyea/William Palmer-Brown (Healthcare Investment Banking)

Nick Adams/Nick Harland (Corporate Broking)

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 20 7886 2500

Freddy Crossley/Emma Earl (Corporate Finance)

Rupert Dearden (Corporate Broking)

FTI Consulting

+44 (0) 20 3727 1000

Simon Conway/Rob Winder/Alex Davis



About Scancell


Scancell is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that is leveraging its proprietary research, built up over many years of studying the human adaptive immune system, to generate novel medicines to treat significant unmet needs in cancer and infectious disease. The Company is building a pipeline of innovative products by utilising its four technology platforms: Moditope® and ImmunoBody® for vaccines and GlyMab® and AvidiMab® for antibodies.


Adaptive immune responses include antibodies and T cells (CD4 and CD8), both of which can recognise damaged or infected cells. In order to destroy such cancerous or infected cells, Scancell uses either vaccines to induce immune responses or monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to redirect immune cells or drugs. The Company's unique approach is that its innovative products target modifications of proteins and lipids. For the vaccines (Moditope® and ImmunoBody®) this includes citrullination and homocitrullination of proteins, whereas its mAb portfolio targets glycans or sugars that are added onto proteins and / or lipids (GlyMab®) or enhances the potency of antibodies and their ability to directly kill tumour cells (AvidiMab®).


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