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Immunex Corporation and Genentech, Inc. join forces to develop TRAIL/Apo2L in cancer

ng the TRAIL gene in June 1998. Under the terms of the collaboration agreement, the companies will share all development and commercialization costs. The companies will co-promote TRAIL/Apo2L worldwide using the oncology sales forces of both companies. Profits from the worldwide sales of the product will be shared.

Immunex Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing immune system science to protect human health. The company's products offer hope to patients with cancer, inflammatory and infectious diseases.

American Home Products owns a majority interest in Immunex. AHP is one of the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical and health care products companies. It is a leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. It is also a leader in vaccines, biotechnology, agricultural products, and animal health care.

Genentech, Inc. is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets human pharmaceuticals for significant unmet medical needs. Twelve of the currently marketed biotechnology products stem from Genentech science. Genentech markets seven biotechnology products directly in the United States. The company has headquarters in South San Francisco, California, and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Pacific Exchange under the symbol GNE.


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Contact: Tim Warner
warnert@immunex.com
206-470-4193
Immunex Corporation
1-Jun-1999


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