World ADC Awards showcases the innovation, leadership and devotion shown by the best companies, teams and individuals in the industry. Across 9 categories, the Awards recognized the extraordinary endeavours, teamwork and commercial acumen that has propelled the antibody-drug conjugate field to the forefront of cancer research today. The 6th Annual World ADC Awards Ceremony took place on the evening of Thursday October 10, 2019 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego. The finalists and winners were shortlisted from over 1,147 votes cast, and scientific proposals from each submission were evaluated by the Judging panel.
The 2019 winners are:
Best ADC Platform Technology
Zymeworks (ZymeLink) – Winner
LegoChem Bio (Scaffold Based Approach) – Runner Up
Best New Drug Developer
ADC Therapeutics – Winner
Zymeworks – Runner Up
Most Promising Clinical Candidate
Trastuzumab Deruxtecan (DS-8201a) – Winner
Enfortumab Vedotin (Seattle Genetics/Astella) – Runner Up
Best Contract Manufacturing Provider
BSP Pharmaceuticals – Winner
Millipore Sigma – Runner Up
Best Contract Research Provider
PPD – Winner
Abzena – Runner Up
Best Pre-Clinical Publication
Winner: Chemically triggered drug release from an antibody-drug conjugate leads to potent antitumour activity in mice. Rossin R, Versteegen RM, Wu J, Khasanov A, Wessels HJ, Steenbergen EJ, Ten Hoeve W, Janssen HM, van Onzen AHAM, Hudson PJ, Robillard MS. Nat Commun. 2018 May 4;9(1):1484.
Runner Up: Chemically Defined Antibody- and Small Molecule-Drug Conjugates for in Vivo Tumor Targeting Applications: A Comparative Analysis. Cazzamalli S, Dal Corso A, Widmayer F, Neri D. J Am Chem Soc. 2018 Feb 7;140(5):1617-1621.
Best Clinical Publication
Winner: Brentuximab Vedotin with Chemotherapy for Stage III or IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Connors JM, Jurczak W, Straus DJ, Ansell SM, Kim WS, Gallamini A, Younes A, Alekseev S, Illés Á, Picardi M, Lech-Maranda E, Oki Y, Feldman T, Smolewski P, Savage KJ, Bartlett NL, Walewski J, Chen R, Ramchandren R, Zinzani PL, Cunningham D, Rosta A, Josephson NC, Song E, Sachs J, Liu R, Jolin HA, Huebner D, Radford J; ECHELON-1 Study Group. N Engl J Med. 2018 Jan 25;378(4):331-344. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1708984.
Individual Input to the Field 2018
Prof. Dario Neri (ETH Zurich)
Long-Standing Contribution to the Field
Dr. Alain Beck (Pierre Fabre)
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