Dr. Clay Siegall is an individual who has spent most of his career conducting research to develop an excellent treatment for cancer. He is recognized for his outstanding skills in biotechnology and genetics. Siegall currently works at Seattle Genetics, which is a U.S-based biotech enterprise that has made significant advancements towards cancer treatment. He has been interested in medical research for many years. Clay started focusing on cancer treatment after noticing that the chemotherapy technology that was widely used had side effects on the patients. He has worked with experts at Seattle Genetics in developing therapies that have saved the lives of many people.
Seattle Genetics has been making contributions to the cancer treatment since 1998. The FDA has approved the antibody drug conjugates technology that it developed. Its research work is funded by the revenue that it collects from manufacturing and selling drugs, giving technology licenses to pharmaceutical manufacturers, and the money that it gets from its production partners. According to Clay, the development and approval of cancer therapies are challenging, but the efforts of Seattle Genetics’ staff have made it successful.
Clay Siegall has acted as the CEO and chairman of the biotechnology company for about two decades. He has led the firm’s researchers in developing targeted cancer treatments. The company is also the pioneer of the ADC technology and has to date used it in developing several drugs. It has also offered licenses and collaborated with various pharmaceutical firms to ensure that the ADCs reach the global market. Manufacturers that have worked with the biotechnology enterprise include Bayer, Genentech, and the Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
The success of the Clay Siegall’s career has been facilitated by his academic accomplishments. He has a genetics Ph.D. from the George Washington University. His excellence in the industry enabled him to be appointed to the boards of Mirna Therapeutics, Ultragenyx, and BioPharmaceuticals. Siegal has made several biotechnology inventions since he began his career in 1988 and currently hold 15 patents. He has been assisting Seattle Genetics in raising funds from private and public sources since 2001 when it had its IPO. The company has generated a total revenue of more than $1.2 billion over the years.
BandB July 29, 2017
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