Seagen Inc. (SGEN)

About Seagen Inc. (SGEN)

Company Description:


Seagen Inc., a biotechnology company, is pioneering the field of targeted therapies to treat cancer. The company focuses on developing and commercializing a new class of therapies called antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). These novel treatments are designed to target and destroy cancer cells while sparing healthy cells, offering a more precise approach to cancer therapy.

Founded in 1998, Seagen Inc., originally known as Seattle Genetics, is headquartered in Bothell, Washington, United States. The company has established itself as a leader in the ADC technology, making significant strides in cancer treatment.


Main Product(s):


Seagen's key products include ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin), PADCEV® (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv), TUKYSA® (tucatinib), and TIVDAK® (tisotumab vedotin-tftv), all of which are used in various treatments for different types of cancer.


Short History of Seagen Inc:


  • 1998 – Seagen was founded, focusing on cancer therapy innovation.
  • 2001 – The company went public on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • 2011 – ADCETRIS®, its first ADC product, received FDA approval.
  • 2020 – Seagen broadened its reach by gaining FDA approvals for TUKYSA® and TIVDAK®.
  • 2021 – Continued expansion in the ADC field with further research and collaborations.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. David R. Epstein B.Sc., M.B.A.CEO & Director1.39MN/A1962
Mr. Todd E. SimpsonChief Financial Officer1.26MN/A1961
Dr. Vaughn B. Himes Ph.D.Chief Technical Officer1.08M3.16M1961
Ms. Jean I. Liu J.D., M.S.Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary1.23M1.27M1968
Mr. Charles R. RompExecutive Vice President of Commercial U.S.1.08MN/A1968
Dr. Roger D. Dansey M.D.Chief Medical Officer and President of Research & Development2.48M6.2M1956
Mr. William ComptonSenior VP of Global Information Technology & CION/AN/AN/A
Mr. David CaouetteVice President of Corporate CommunicationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Matt SkeltonVice President of MarketingN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Peggy M. PinkstonChief Human Resources OfficerN/AN/AN/A

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