- Data Presented at Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 45TH
Annual Meeting -
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune, Inc. today announced results from two important studies presented at the 2007 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 45th Annual Meeting adding to the body of knowledge about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is a viral pathogen that produces annual outbreaks usually between fall and spring. While RSV typically manifests cold-like symptoms in healthy children, it can prove to be a very serious respiratory illness for premature infants and is the leading cause of respiratory infections for newborns each year. MedImmune has long been committed to developing and improving products for prevention of RSV disease and to enhancing the body of knowledge about RSV epidemiology.
"MedImmune continues to forge ahead with its aggressive strategy to help combat RSV disease," said Edward M. Connor, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer. "We are pleased to present new Phase 2 data at IDSA regarding motavizumab, a key investigational monoclonal antibody (MAb) within our product development portfolio that we are currently preparing for regulatory submission in the United States."
Connor added, "We will also present data regarding RSV surveillance at IDSA. These data show regional variability of RSV in the community, particularly in the southernmost United States. We believe that a better understanding of the regional variation in the timing of RSV may help inform decisions about timing of RSV prophylaxis for children at risk for serious RSV disease."
Data pertaining to MedImmune's anti-RSV initiatives that will be presented during the IDSA meeting include:
Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of Motavizumab in Young
Children After a Second Season of RSV Prophylaxis (Poster Presentation
#233) - Katia G. Abarca, M.D., Infectious Diseases and Molecular V
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