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2011-11-07 01:00:00

BRUSSELS and CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB today announced findings from a post-hoc analysis suggesting that disease activity response rates to Cimzia(® )(certolizumab pegol) plus methotrexate (MTX) as early as Week 12 helped predict the effect on structural joint damage in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at one year. Comparable responses were found by both RAPID3 (Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data 3) and EULAR (European...

2011-11-07 01:00:00

BRUSSELS and CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB today announced new data which showed that treatment with Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) was associated with a rapid and sustained clinical response over 28 weeks in a broad population of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. The results, presented during the American College of Rheumatology's (ACR) 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, November 5-9, are from an open-label extension of the...

2011-11-07 01:00:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, a leading biopharmaceutical company at the forefront of immunology treatment and research, is proud to sponsor several key sets of Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) data at the American College of Rheumatology's 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, November 5-9. The data sets include new findings on patient-reported improvements in quality of life measures, including work and household productivity, in patients taking...

2011-10-20 12:37:57

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may be alleviated by the anti-cancer drug Rituximab, suggesting that the source of the disease could lie in the immune system, according to a new study published Oct. 19 in the online journal PLoS ONE. Uncertainty about the cause of CFS, which is characterized by extreme, unexplained exhaustion, among other symptoms, has led to much debate, but the authors of this recent study believe they may have found the answer. The work, led by Drs. Oystein Fluge and...

2011-10-17 06:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemoCentryx, Inc., today announced the initiation of a Phase II clinical trial for CCX168, an orally-administered small molecule for the treatment of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), a disease which can lead to renal and pulmonary failure. CCX168 specifically targets the C5a receptor (C5aR), a potent pro-inflammatory mediator that is involved in AAV as well as several other autoimmune diseases....

2011-10-05 07:48:00

NEWARK, Del., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- iBio, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: IBIO), announced that its proprietary iBioLaunch(TM) technology for the production of biotherapeutic proteins and vaccine antigens in whole green plants has been used to produce a functional monoclonal antibody copy of rituximab, used in the medical treatment of lymphomas, autoimmune diseases, and transplant rejection. Rituximab is a chimeric mouse-human monoclonal antibody that binds to the CD20 antigen presented on the...

2011-09-09 15:30:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Complete Response letter for the SIMPONI® (golimumab) supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) seeking an expanded label in the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis. The application, filed in November 2010, included data from a Phase 3 trial evaluating the effect of SIMPONI® in inhibiting the progression...

2011-07-22 16:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Complete Response letter for its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for SIMPONI® (golimumab). The application, filed in September 2010, seeks to expand the SIMPONI® physician label to include inhibiting the progression of structural damage, inducing major clinical response (MCR) and maintenance of...

2011-07-19 16:16:51

Study finds novel interaction between 2 proteins that regulate cell growth Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered a novel interaction between two proteins involved in regulating cell growth that could provide possible new drug targets for treating diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the most common type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In a study published online in Nature Communications, the scientists report that they have found a complex molecular and functional...

2011-06-24 09:30:00

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled multi-centre study (abstract no. 2511) investigated the efficacy and safety of the monoclonal antibody rituximab (RTX) in 197 ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients. This study showed that in patients with severe AAV a single course of rituximab for remission induction and maintenance over a period of 18 months proved to be as effective as standard therapy....