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United States : FDA accepts Immune Pharma's IND application for Bertilimumab.

Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Investigational New Drug (IND) application for its first in class, lead product candidate, Bertilimumab, to treat Bullous Pemphigoid (BP).

The approval allows the company to expand recruitment for its clinical trials.

Immune's IND application is to treat BP, an orphan autoimmune skin disease known to be related to increased eotaxin-1 levels in serum and blister fluids.

Neil Korman, MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, University Hospitals, Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, said, "An autoimmune blistering disease, Bullous Pemphigoid, has no real treatments beyond powerful anti-inflammatory medicines called corticosteroids. Yet, for patients with suppressed immune systems, steroids may not be a long-term treatment option. We believe that regulating eotaxin-1 levels may provide patients with much needed relief."

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Date:Nov 10, 2015
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