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Medarex and Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories Announce Primary Objective Achieved in Phase 2 Trial of Monoclonal Antibody Combination for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhea (CDAD)
Date:11/3/2008

ty of America (IDSA) in Washington, DC, MBL and Medarex presented clinical data that demonstrated the requirement for anti-C. difficile toxin B antibody in addition to anti-C. difficile toxin A antibody for protection in patients with CDAD. These results suggest that the use of antibodies to both toxins may optimally protect against occurrence and are consistent with animal studies conducted by the two companies.

About MBL

The Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories is the only non-profit FDA- licensed manufacturer of vaccines and other biologic products in the United States. MBL produces 30 percent of the U.S. Td vaccine supply. In addition to the C. difficile program, MBL has discovered and developed human monoclonal antibodies for rabies and Hepatitis C, which are expected to enter clinical trials in 2009. The laboratory was established in 1894 and since then the MBL's mission has been to improve public health through applied research, development and production of biologic products. MBL has been a part of the UMass Medical School since 1997.

About UMass Medical School

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of the fastest growing academic health centers in the country and has built a reputation as a world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in clinical and basic research. The Medical School attracts more than $193 million in extramural research funding annually. Research dollars enable UMMS scientists to explore human disease from the molecular level to large-scale clinical trials. Basic and clinical research has led to new approaches for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Visit http://www.umassmed.edu for additional information.

About Medarex

Medarex is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and potential commercialization of fully human antibody-based therapeutics to treat life-threat
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