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MedImmune Announces Phase 2 Safety Data for Anti-RSV Antibody and National RSV Surveillance Results
Date:10/4/2007

diatric patients and met a secondary endpoint of reducing medically attended, outpatient respiratory tract infections in that patient group. MedImmune is also developing a small-molecule product candidate to prevent RSV as well as a vaccine against RSV, both of which are in Phase 1 clinical trials.

About RSV

Each year, up to 125,000 infants in the U.S. are hospitalized with severe RSV infections, the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infections in infants in the United States. RSV is the most common respiratory infection in infancy or childhood. Approximately one-half of all infants are infected with RSV during the first year of life, and nearly all children have been infected at least once by the time they reach their second birthday. Children born prematurely as well as those with chronic lung disease (CLD) or congenital heart disease (CHD) are at highest risk for severe disease and hospitalization due to RSV. The virus may also cause severe illness in other high-risk groups such as the elderly, those with underlying respiratory or cardiac disease, and those with compromised immune systems (e.g., bone marrow transplant patients).

About Motavizumab

Motavizumab, formerly known as Numax(R), is an investigational humanized MAb being evaluated for its potential to prevent serious lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV in pediatric patients at high risk of RSV disease. Phase 1 and Phase 2 study data have been reported showing that motavizumab appears to have a similar safety and pharmacokinetic profile to Synagis (palivizumab) in infants. Additionally, in early phase studies children treated with motavizumab had reduced RSV replication in the upper respiratory tract. In its first pivotal trial, which was a head-to-head comparative trial with Synagis (palivizumab), motavizumab met its non-inferiority objective by demonstrating a 26-percent relative reduction in RSV hospitalizations and also showed a statistically significant 50-perce
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