The Real Star of ASH 2007 – Micromet


A lot of clinical data was published at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting, some of it quite impressive. Naturally, established drugs such as Millennium Pharmaceuticals‘ (MLNM) Velcade, Genentech’s (DNA) Rituxan and Celgene’s (CELG) Revlimid got most of the attention. In my opinion, the real star of the conference is MT-103 which is being co-developed by Micromet (MITI) and MedImmune, the biologics division of AstraZeneca (AZN). I won’t go too deep into describing the mechanism of action and the platform based on which MT-103 is built (I intend to do that in a review I hope to publish next week). However, the clinical data presented by Micromet is so impressive and so groundbreaking from several perspectives, that it must not be ignored.

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