There are many Lupus treatment research projects currently being conducted. Below are links to more information about many of them.
ImmuPharma - Lupuzor has successfully completed phase I, Phase IIa and Phase IIb studies and is now in preparation for phase III. has a novel mechanism of action aimed at modulating the body’s immune system so it does not attack healthy cells without causing adverse side effects. It has the potential to halt the progression of the disease in a substantial proportion of patients. In May 2010 it was announced that Phase III testing to begin within weeks. more...
Stem Cell Transplants - There are currently several studies being conducted on stem cell transplants in Lupus. One by Nanjing Medical University in China, one by Duke University in North Carolina, another is being conducted at Stanford University in California, there is one in Germany, and another at Northwestern University in Chicago. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Washington D.C. has also initiated a study on this procedure in children.
Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc. - A-623 is an inhibitor to B-Cell Activating Factor (BAFF). In July of 2010 a Phase IIb study was initiated. more... December 1st it was announced that enrollment and dosing was halted due to cracked vials of the product. more... January 11th Anthera annouced they were resuming their Phase IIb study. more...
SuppreMol - SM101 is a recombinant, soluble, nonglycosylated version of the Fc gamma (Fcγ) receptor IIb. SuppreMol recieved a $2.1 Million grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to support further development. more...
Argos - AGS-009 is a humanized immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) monoclonal antibody (mAb) with the ability to bind and neutralize human interferon alpha (IFN-alpha). Phase I trials were initiated in Dec. 2010. more...
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