Data further supporting anti-JC virus antibody assay

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Data further supporting anti-JC virus antibody assay

Postby MSUK » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:22 am


Biogen Idec and Elan Corporation, plc announced data further supporting the potential clinical utility of an investigational assay that detects anti-JC virus (JCV) antibodies in human plasma or serum.

The detection of anti-JCV antibodies may provide a means to segment, or stratify, multiple sclerosis (MS) patients considering or receiving treatment with TYSABRI® (natalizumab) and assess their risk for developing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare, but serious, brain infection. These data have been presented at the 26th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) in Gothenburg, Sweden.... Read More - ... ageid/1768
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