NEW YORK, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IMNP) announced today that it will participate in the Personalized Medicine: Novel Targeted Biologics for Rare Eosinophilic Diseases workshop on July 14, 2015 preceding the July 15-18, 2015 Biennial International Eosinophil Society Symposium in Chicago, IL. The workshop will look at predictors of response to targeted therapies, the patient perspective and the regulatory perspective. Industry representatives from Genentech, Medimmune AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Teva, Allakos and Immune Pharmaceuticals have been selected to introduce their targeted biologic clinical candidates for the treatment of eosinophilic diseases. Celia V. Zinger, M.D., will present bertilimumab data on behalf of Immune Pharmaceuticals.
Bertilimumab is a first-in-class fully human monoclonal antibody targeting eotaxin-1 (CCL11). Eotaxin-1 is a biomarker of disease severity as well as a therapeutic target in multiple inflammatory diseases. Immune expects to develop a companion diagnostic to support patient selection for bertilimumab treatment based on eotaxin-1 levels.
Recently, Immune initiated patient enrollment for phase II clinical trials with bertilimumab in Bullous Pemphigoid, an orphan auto-immune disease of the skin, and in ulcerative colitis. Immune plans to explore additional indications, including Crohn's disease, severe asthma, NASH and atopic dermatitis through a combination of pre-clinical studies and pilot clinical trials.
About Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. applies a personalized approach to treating and, developing novel, highly-targeted antibody therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with inflammatory diseases and cancer. The Company's lead product candidate, bertilimumab, is in clinical development for moderate to severe ulcerative colitis as well as for bullous pemphigoid, an orphan auto-immune dermatological condition. Immune's pipeline also includes NanomAbs®, antibody nanoparticle conjugates, for the targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics, and AmiKet™, a topical Neuropathic Pain drug candidate ready for Phase III.
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