Positive mid-stage results for MS drug ocrelizumab

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Positive mid-stage results for MS drug ocrelizumab

Post by MSUK » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:37 am

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Roche Holding AG Friday said mid-stage trials of a experimental multiple sclerosis medicine ocrelizumab showed the drug to significantly reduce disease activity in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, raising hopes the medicine could make it to the market and eventually turn into a blockbuster.

Developed by U.S.-based Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB) and Roche unit Genentech, ocrelizumab was recently abandoned in treating patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis due to an unfavourable risk profile, raising concerns the drug could be discarded in other indications, a step that would have weakened Roche’s pipeline...Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1397
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Post by dignan » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:34 am

They are definitely moving this one along. I moved ocrelizumab to phase 3 on the pipeline list as they are starting a phase 3 trial for primary progressive MS.

http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01194570

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