Monday, December 21, 2009

Apremilast a new hope for severe Psoriasis...

About apremilast :
(S)-N-{2-[1-(3-Ethoxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-2-methanesulfonyl- ethyl]- 1,3-dioxo - 2,3 -dihydro - 1H-isoindol-4-yl}acetamide.

Apremilast, is a member of a proprietary pipeline of novel small molecules with anti-inflammatory activities that inhibit the production of multiple proinflammatory mediators including, PDE-4, TNF-alpha, interleukin-2 (IL-2), interferon-gamma, leukotrienes, and nitric oxide synthase.

Now Celgene announces positive data from its apremilast Phase IIb study for plaque-type psoriasis.

As per the claim by the company, 41% of patients treated with 30mg of oral apremilast BID achieved a PASI-75 after 16 weeks (p<0.001).

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