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2008-11-06 03:00:20

Lund, Sweden, November 6, 2008 - Active Biotech (NASDAQ OMX Nordic: ACTI) is scheduled to present at the Rodman & Renshaw 10th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November 11 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City, US. During the presentation, an update regarding Active Biotech's development programs will be provided. The presentation will include the Phase III projects laquinimod, a novel oral immunomodulatory drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, which is licensed...

2008-10-28 12:00:39

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Peptimmune, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, announced today that President & CEO Thomas P. Mathers will provide an update on the Company's current phase Ib clinical trial for PI-2301 in multiple sclerosis patients at the three upcoming events: 1. BIO Investor Forum 2008. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 29th, at 3:15 p.m. in the Pacific Room at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. 2. Oppenheimer...

2008-10-28 09:00:07

Active Biotech (NASDAQ OMX Nordic: ACTI) has presented data regarding the 57-57 project at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Scientific Meeting, a premier event for specialists in the field of rheumatology, held in San Francisco October 24-29*. In a completed Phase Ib trial twelve patients have been treated for 84 days at various dose levels of ABR-215757. The maximum tolerable dose (MTD) for ABR-215757 was defined as 4.5 mg/day. The overall safety profile throughout the...

2008-10-24 09:00:26

Opexa Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, has announced additional positive data from the company's Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The latest analysis focused on a prospective group of patients (n=50) with an annualized relapse rate (ARR) of greater than one at study entry which is comparable to ARR baselines of patients in previous Tovaxin studies. These findings demonstrate a statistically significant improvement in disability as measured by the...

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2008-10-23 15:56:08

A drug developed for patients with leukemia also appears to regenerate brain cells and reverse the effects of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, British researchers said on Wednesday. Bayer AG and Genzyme Corp's alemtuzumab, marketed under the brand name Campath, showed long-term improvement in disability in a three-year study, said Alasdair Cole, a neurologist at the University of Cambridge. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system damages the central...

2008-10-23 09:00:38

Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXA), a company dedicated to the development of patient-specific cellular therapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and diabetes, today announced additional positive data from the company's Phase IIb TERMS clinical trial (Tovaxin(R) for Early Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis). The latest analysis focused on a prospective group of patients (n=50) with an annualized relapse rate (ARR) of greater than 1 at study entry which...

2008-10-23 06:00:27

By Rita Rubin A leukemia drug was about 70% more effective than a standard therapy in treating early multiple sclerosis, according to clinical trial results in today's New England Journal of Medicine. In multiple sclerosis, or MS, the immune system attacks myelin, the sheath that enables nerve cells to conduct impulses between the brain and other parts of the body. The drug, alemtuzumab, depletes the body of the white blood cells that attack myelin, which are eventually replaced by...

2008-10-14 09:00:45

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the rapid uptake of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) in oncology will drive robust sales of drugs within this class. The most notable near-term biosimilar targets for MAbs in oncology are Genentech/Roche's Herceptin and Rituxan/MabThera. The new special report Biosimilars 2007-2017: Shifting Payer and Physician...

2008-09-22 09:00:12

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Baxter Healthcare Corporation today announced initiation of a Phase III clinical trial following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review of its investigational new drug application to evaluate GAMMAGARD LIQUID [Immune Globulin Intravenous (IGIV)], marketed as KIOVIG in European Union, for the treatment of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. This trial is expected to be the first of two pivotal Phase III trials required to support...

2008-09-22 00:00:27

MELBOURNE, Australia and CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Antisense Therapeutics Ltd. and Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are pleased to advise that the results from the ATL/TV1102 Phase IIa clinical trial in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) were presented Saturday at the World Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis in Montreal, Canada by the Principal Investigator for the trial, Volker Limmroth, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of the Department of Neurology,...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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