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2011-06-20 07:00:00

BOTHELL, Wash., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. today announced it will receive a $15 million milestone payment from Bristol-Myers Squibb for the initiation of a Phase 2b clinical trial in rheumatoid arthritis for ALD518/BMS-945429, an investigational antibody therapeutic that blocks interleukin-6 (IL-6). The milestone payment is part of the Alder/Bristol-Myers Squibb collaboration that was formed in 2009 for the development of ALD518/BMS-945429. Under the...

2010-12-07 11:16:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that data from a Phase 2 study of its ALD518 investigational antibody therapeutic that targets interleukin-6 (IL-6) demonstrate a reversal of anemia in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). After 12 weeks of treatment with the anti-inflammatory therapeutic, 58 percent of patients who received ALD518 experienced hemoglobin level increases from less than 11 g/dL to more than 12...

2010-11-06 11:26:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that data from two clinical studies of its ALD518 investigational antibody therapeutic will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Atlanta. "We continue to be encouraged about the clinical data from the Phase 2a study of the IV formulation of ALD518, and, for the first time, from our Phase 1 study of the subcutaneous formulation of ALD518," said Randall Schatzman,...

2010-11-01 11:11:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that it has appointed A. Bruce Montgomery, M.D., to the company's board of directors. Dr. Montgomery, 57, served as founder and chief executive officer of Corus Pharmaceuticals from 2001 through its acquisition in 2006 by Gilead Sciences. While at Gilead, he served as Senior Vice President and Head of Respiratory Therapeutics where he successfully led the approval of Cayston (aztreonam) as a...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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