Seattle Genetics is a biotechnology company that helps with the treatment of cancer. They come up with therapies based on antibodies to help combat cancer. These antibodies help to destroy the cancer cells so that individuals can heal and become Cancer free.
One of the antibodies that Seattle Genetics makes is ADCETRIS. This medication is available in over sixty five different countries. They are currently testing the drug to see if it will become the leading drug to use for certain Cancers. These Cancers include Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma, Hodgkin Lymphoma, and B-cell Lymphomas.
This company was founded in 1998. Seattle Genetics employees over eight hundred people, that all care about helping people become Cancer free. Seattle Genetics headquarters is in Bothell, Washington.
Clay Siegall is the founder of Seattle Genetics and is currently the president of this company. Clay Siegall founded Seattle Genetics because he wanted to help people with Cancer be able to live long and healthy lives. He also founded this company because it was in a field that he is very familiar with. He wanted a company that could help cancer patients through researching and developing drugs that would attack Cancer cells in a person’s body. He has guided Seattle Genetics well and they have produced a lot of different medications that help with Cancer.
Clay attended the University of Maryland. At this university he obtained his B.S. in Zoology. He then moved on to attend The George Washington University where he studied and obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics.
Clay has won several awards throughout the years. In 2012 he won Entrepreneur of the Year from Pacific Northwest Ernest and Young. Then the following year, in 2013, he won the Alumnus of the Year for Computer, Math, and Natural Sciences from the University of Maryland.
Seattle Genetics is a great company that employees people that really care about Cancer Patients. Through the leadership of Clay Siegall this company has really helped a lot of people live cancer free. Seattle Genetics will continue to help many more people through it’s research and development of cancer drugs.