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Human Genome Sciences Reports Positive Long-Term Data for LymphoStat-B in Patients With Active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Date:6/12/2008

l drugs to treat hepatitis C, lupus, inhalation anthrax, cancer and other immune-mediated diseases. The Company's primary focus is rapid progress toward the commercialization of its two key lead drugs, Albuferon(R) (albinterferon alfa- 2b) for hepatitis C and LymphoStat-B(R) (belimumab) for lupus. Phase 3 clinical trials of both drugs are ongoing.

ABthrax(TM) (raxibacumab) is in late-stage development for the treatment of inhalation anthrax, and the Company is on track to begin the delivery in fall 2008 of 20,000 doses of ABthrax to the Strategic National Stockpile under a contract entered into with the U.S. Government in June 2006. Other HGS drugs in clinical development include two TRAIL receptor antibodies and a small-molecule antagonist of IAP (inhibitor of apoptosis) proteins for the treatment of cancer. In addition, HGS has substantial financial rights to three products in the GlaxoSmithKline clinical development pipeline.

To view the EULAR oral presentation reporting results of the Phase 2 long- term continuation study of LymphoStat-B through three years, click here. To view the EULAR poster presentation reporting the safety profile of LymphoStat- B through three years, click here. To view the EULAR poster presentation reporting the progressive normalization of autoantibody, immunoglobulin and complement levels over three years of treatment with LymphoStat-B, click here. To view the EULAR poster presentation reporting evidence of LymphoStat-B's potential steroid-sparing activity, click here. For more information on LymphoStat-B, visit http://www.hgsi.com/belimumab.html. For more information on lupus, visit the Lupus Foundation of America at http://www.lupus.org or the European Lupus Erythematosus Federation at http://www.elef.rheumanet.org . For more information about HGS, visit
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