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Regeneron begins drug testing program for gout patients

March
25

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biotech company in Eastview, said that it has started a testing program to evaluate the effectiveness of its Arcalyst drug as a treatment for gout.

Regeneron said that it expected to release preliminary results of the tests in 2010. The testiing program will involve hundreds of patients.

“Nearly one and a half million Americans are treated for gout each year, but significant unmet medical needs persist,” Dr. George D. Yancopoulos, president of Regeneron Research Laboratories, said in a written statement.

Arcalyst, Regeneron’s only marketable drug, was approved last year for treatment of a rare auto-inflammatory condition known as CAPS.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 at 3:15 pm by Jay Loomis. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Biopharmaceutical

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