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KaloBios Presents Clinical Results with Anti-GM-CSF Antibody in Persistent Asthma
Date:2/26/2013

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBIO) presented data from its Phase 1/2 study in persistent asthma for KB002 (precursor chimeric anti-GM-CSF monoclonal antibody to KB003) at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAI) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.  The findings demonstrated preliminary safety, tolerability, and signs of activity of anti- GM-CSF antibodies in asthma and support continued development of the company's Humaneered® KB003 anti-GM-CSF monoclonal antibody in severe asthma.  KB003 is currently in a Phase 2 trial in severe asthma patients inadequately controlled by corticosteroids.

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"These initial clinical results with KB002 in asthma are highly encouraging," said Nestor Molfino , Chief Medical Officer of KaloBios.  "KB002 was well-tolerated, with no significant adverse events in the study population.  When KB002 was added to patients' standard of care treatment, the study also showed a reduction in airway inflammation (eosinophils) and improvements in FEV1 (a measure of lung function).  Moreover, asthmatics with reversible FEV1 at baseline showed greater  FEV1 responses than non-reversible patients. As a result, we are targeting this patient population in our ongoing Phase 2 KB003 study."

Methodology and Results

The KB002 Phase 1/2 asthma study, which screened over 50 patients to enroll both atopic (eosinophilic) and non-atopic (neutrophilic) asthma subjects, randomized 24 subjects (2:1, active treatment v
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