Biogen Idec Inc. BIIB, Human Genome Sciences Finds Cure Against Lupus
Biogen Idec Inc.
Rochester, NY 8/31/2009 09:17 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues, damaging the organs. The disease affects various body parts, including joints, skin, blood and kidneys. Patients may suffer from moderate and sever Lupus.
Developing a drug for lupus continues to be a formidable challenge. Lupus drug space has attracted the interest of investors after Human Genome Sciences Inc. reported positive late-stage trial data for its experimental lupus therapy, Benlysta, defying the skeptics last month. Immunomedics Inc. is also developing a drug for lupus, has some good news to offer on the lupus front. In a new phase IIb clinical study, the company's experimental drug Epratuzumab demonstrated clinical meaningful treatment effect over placebo in lupus patients.
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