Clay Siegall, Ph.D. is the current president and CEO of Seattle-Genetics, Inc. Dr. Siegall co-founded the firm in 1998. Before starting the Seattle-Genetics company, Dr. Siegall Worked for the Bristol-Myers research institute for six years. He has also worked for the National Cancer Institute for three years from 1988. Currently, he serves as a Board member of Mirna Therapeutics and Alder Biopharmaceuticals. The two biotechnology organizations are privately owned.
Dr. Siegall is a trained scientist. As a philanthropic graduate of science, Clay Siegall decided to build Seattle-Genetics by rigorous research and creative innovation to help in developments of best drugs. The motivation for the creation of the firm is to assist patients. Using his scientific knowledge and management experience, Dr. Siegall has managed to guide the company to the current level. In the past few months, Seattle has been able to develop antibody-drug conjugates that help in the treatment of Cancer.
Under his guidance, Seattle-Genetics firm has obtained various licenses for the ADC technology. Some of these include the AbbVie, Pfizer, Genentech, and GlaxoSmithKline. All these have generated a turnover of over $300 million. Across the different collaborator and local markets, the firm has been able to sell over 20ADCs in various fields like clinical development. Through these innovations, the company has been able to secure over $675 million from the private and public sector financing. The total is also inclusive of the proceeds from its IPO offer in the year 2001.
Dr. Siegall has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Maryland. He also holds a doctorate in Genetics from the George Washington University. With such impeccable qualifications, Dr. Clay Siegall has been able to successfully manage the firms that he has worked in the past.
Despite his high qualifications, Dr. Siegall is not just interested in Cancer treatment and medicine only. He appreciates the fact that the body too needs some relaxation. Going through his posts on his blog page, one can see a man full of life. A confident man who is ready to explore the world. In his posts, it becomes crystal clear that Dr. Siegall is also a great fan of sports.