Clay Seigall founded Seattle Genteics, Inc. in 1998. For over 18 years Seattle Genetics has been at the forefront of ADC (antibody drug conjugate) clinical trials and innovations. Motivated by his care for people and desire to improve lives Dr. Seigall has placed Seattle Genetics at the forefront of ADC research and clinical trials. Dr. Seigall serves as the President, CEO and Chairman of the board for the company. He obtained a BS in Zoology from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in Genetics from George Washington University. Under his leadership Seattle Genetics has raised over 600 million dollars in public and private funds. He is the author of more the seventy poignant publications and owns fifteen patents.
Previously with the National Cancer Institute and Bristol Meyer Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute Dr. Seigall has consistently been at the forefront of cancer research. Seattle Genetics has proved to be the premier organization in its field of research. Dr. Seigall and his team have made quite an impact with their first commercial product, Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin)-antibody focused cancer therapy. After receiving fast-tracked approval by the FDA in 2011 for Adcetris, Seattle Genetics continued to see groundbreaking results in ADC developments. The company is currently working on seven additional programs presently in its clinical stage.
Seattle Genetics enjoys its joint ventures with multiple pharmaceutical and biotech companies like Genentech, CuraGen, MedImmune, Progenics and Bayer. Seattle Genetics will certainly continue to offer and provide even more impactful breakthroughs in cancer research for years to come.