Prof. Paul W.H.I. Parren is dedicated to translating antibody biology and immunotherapy knowledge into innovative therapeutics and technologies. He holds a PhD in molecular immunology from the University of Amsterdam (1992). Prof. Parren was an Associate Professor at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. From 2002-2017, he led research and preclinical development at Genmab where he developed antibodies incorporated in seven FDA/EMA approved therapeutics to date. He is an inventor of ofatumumab (Arzerra, 2009; KESIMPTA, 2020), daratumumab (DARZALEX, 2015), teprotumumab (Tepezza, 2020), amivantamab (RYBREVANT, 2021), tisotumab vedotin (Tivdak, 2021) and two clinically translated technologies to generate bispecific (DuoBody) and effector-function enhanced (HexaBody) antibodies. He has a strong publication record with >230 scientific publications (>34,500 citations; h factor of 99; Google Scholar Jul. 1, 2022) and 150 granted patents in US and EU). He is a tenured Professor of Molecular Immunology at the Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden. In 2018, he joined LAVA Therapeutics, a biotechnology company that discovers and develops bispecific gamma-delta T cell engagers, as its Executive Vice President and Head of R&D. He provides drug development, patent and investment advice as an independent consultant from his company Sparring Bioconsult. He is the Chair of the Board of Directors of The Antibody Society.
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Saturday, November 12, 2022
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