The 13th World ADC, the world’s longest-standing and most comprehensive antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) conference will be held September 6 – 9 September 2022 in San Diego, CA. During the conference, the Awards Ceremony of the 9th World ADC Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

With the 11 Antibody-drug Conjugates (ADC) now approved and commercially available in the United States, the ADC boom is showing no signs of being stopped, and this comprehensive platform is designed to keep you at the forefront of the industry’s latest development.

Each year, during the annual World ADC Awards a team of independent judges selects scientists, researchers, and drug developers who push the boundaries and dedicate their careers to finding a cure for patients diagnosed with cancer.

Each year, the World ADC Awards recognize innovation, leadership, and devotion on a global platform. Across nine categories the Awards will showcase the extraordinary endeavors, teamwork, and commercial acumen that has propelled the field to the forefront of cancer research today.

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The Judges

Robert Lutz

Ian Schwartz

Jagath Reddy Junutula

John Lambert

Rakesh Dixit

Chief Science Officer

Process Technologist

Senior Vice President, Research & Development

Executive Vice President, Emeritus & Distinguished Fellow

President & CEO


Integrated Project Services

ModMab Therapeutics




2022 Shortlist
This year, the judges nominated candidates in one of five categories:

Best ADC Platform TechnologyMost Promising Clinical CandidateBest New Drug Developer
  • IntoCell
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Tubulis GmbH
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • Synaffix
  • DS-1062a (Daiichi Sankyo / AstraZeneca)
  • Patritumab deruxtecan (Daiichi Sankyo)
  • Mirvetuximab soravtansine (ImmunoGen)
  • Trastuzumab duocarmazine (Byondis)
  • Camidanlumab tesirine (ADC Therapeutics)
  • Exelixis
  • Tubulis
  • Adcendo
  • Iksuda Therapeutics
  • Adcentrx
Best CMOBest CRO
  • WuXi Biologics
  • MiiliporeSigma
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Servies
  • BSP Pharmaceuticals
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • NJ Biopharmaceuticals
  • Covance
  • Abzena
  • Eurofins


Featured image World ADC Awards, San Diego.  Photo Courtesy: Hanson Wade. Used with permission

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