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2011-03-29 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphotek®, Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Inc., announced today that it has entered into a collaboration and license agreement with Biocare Medical, LLC. Under the agreement, the parties will collaborate to develop and commercialize an immunohistochemical (IHC) diagnostic kit utilizing Morphotek's proprietary monoclonal antibody to specifically detect human folate receptor alpha (FRA) with Biocare's intelliPATH(TM) Automated...

2009-10-28 07:30:00

EXTON, Pa., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphotek®, Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Inc., announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. for development and commercialization of an antibody that targets a tumor-associated antigen over-expressed in many solid tumors. Under the terms of the agreement, Morphotek has been granted an exclusive worldwide license for the development, manufacture and sale of the antibody. Financial terms...

2009-09-24 06:55:00

BERLIN, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphotek(R), Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Corporation of North America, today announced preliminary data from a Phase II trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of farletuzumab in platinum-sensitive epithelial ovarian cancer subjects experiencing their first relapse. Farletuzumab (MORAb-003) is a humanized monoclonal antibody that targets the Folate Receptor Alpha (FRA). These data were presented today at the joint 15th( )Congress of the European Cancer...

2009-09-23 07:30:00

EXTON, Pa., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphotek(R), Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Corporation of North America, announced today that it was awarded $843,289 in funding from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to support the development of human monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapies against staphylococcal-derived toxin(s)(1). Morphotek is applying its proprietary MORPHODOMA(R) antibody technology and experience to...

2009-07-15 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphotek((R)), Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Corporation of North America, and Cancer Innovations, Inc. (CII), a privately held biotechnology company specializing in the development of oncology products, today announced that they have entered into an evaluation and option agreement in which Morphotek will evaluate monoclonal antibodies targeting certain tumor-associated proteins. The agreement with CII provides Morphotek access to several of CII's...

2009-07-01 07:30:00

EXTON, Penn., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphotek(R), Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Corporation of North America, announced a research collaboration agreement with Synageva BioPharma Corporation to express and develop therapeutic monoclonal antibodies for the potential treatment of various forms of cancer and infectious disease. Under the terms of the agreement, Synageva will use its proprietary Synageva Expression Platform (SEP(TM)) technology and its expertise to produce and develop a...

2009-06-09 08:00:00

Antibody Targets Endosialin, a Protein Widely Expressed on Tumors and Tumor Blood Vessel Cells EXTON, Pa., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphotek(R), Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Corporation of North America, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared its investigational new drug (IND) application to study MORAb-004 in the treatment of patients with solid tumors. MORAb-004 targets endosialin, a protein expressed on cells associated with tumors and tumor blood vessel cells....

2009-05-19 07:00:00

Agreement Underscores Morphotek's Commitment to the Development of Farletuzumab for Ovarian Cancer Agreement Highlights Lonza's Ability to Offer Specialty Development and Manufacturing Solutions EXTON, Pa. and BASEL, Switzerland, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphotek(R), Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Corporation of North America, and Lonza Group Ltd jointly announced today that they have executed a manufacturing services agreement to support the development and manufacturing of a subset of...

2009-03-25 06:16:00

ROCKVILLE, Md. and EXTON, Pa., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) and Morphotek(R), Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Corporation of North America, today announced that they have entered into a collaboration to discover, develop and commercialize therapeutic monoclonal antibodies in the fields of oncology and immunology that specifically target antigens discovered by HGS. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080416/HGSLOGO ) "The rapid...

2009-03-23 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphotek(R), Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Corporation of North America, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to and approved the design of a single, pivotal, Phase III clinical trial evaluating farletuzumab (also known as MORAb-003) in platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer patients experiencing their first relapse. The agreement was made under the Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) procedure. "We are pleased that the FDA...


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