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Alemtuzumab


Alemtuzumab, also known as the brand name MS drug Lemtrada, has recently gained a long awaited FDA approval. Genzyme spent over a decade developing this long-acting agent designed to effectively treat patients with relapsing Multiple Sclerosis. The unique method of dispensing Alemtuzumab is a significant plus for patients who do not tolerate current medication regimens[…]

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Exciting news was revealed from Genzyme at the beginning of February 2014, with the announcement that their formidable multiple sclerosis drug, Alemtuzumab, had been approved for use in Mexico. Known as the brand name Lemtrada, Alemtuzumab is specifically effectual for patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis, also coined RRMS. This extremely common and debilitating form[…]

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Health Canada has approved Alemtuzumab. Alemtuzumab will be marketed by Genzyme as Lemtrada for the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), with active disease, who have not shown an adequate response to interferon beta or other disease-modifying therapies. Alemtuzumab is a monoclonal antibody which targets the CD52 protein. The drug was used for several[…]

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What Are Monoclonal Antibodies? A monoclonal antibody is a laboratory-produced molecule that’s carefully engineered to attach to specific defects in your cancer cells. Monoclonal antibodies mimic the antibodies your body naturally produces as part of your immune system’s response to germs, vaccines and other invaders.   Growing Interest for Monoclonal Antibody Therapies Monoclonal antibodies were initially[…]

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