"In the second quarter of 2013, we expect our partner AstraZeneca to report topline results from the two remaining Phase 3 studies of fostamatinib in rheumatoid arthritis, OSKIRA2 and OSKIRA3," said James M. Gower , chairman and chief executive officer of Rigel Pharmaceuticals. "Results from two other Phase 2 studies with R343 in allergic asthma and R333 in discoid lupus will follow later this year."
About Rigel (www.rigel.com)
Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage drug development company that discovers and develops novel, small-molecule drugs for the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, as well as muscle disorders. Rigel's pioneering research focuses on intracellular signaling pathways and related targets that are critical to disease mechanisms. Rigel's productivity has resulted in strategic collaborations with large pharmaceutical partners to develop and market its product candidates. Current product development programs include fostamatinib, an oral SYK inhibitor that is in Phase 3 clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with its partner AstraZeneca; R343, an inhaled SYK inhibitor for asthma and R333, a topical JAK/SYK inhibitor for discoid lupus – both of which have commenced Phase 2 clinical trials; and, R348, a topical JAK/SYK inhibitor in a Phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of chronic dry eye.
This press release contains "forward-looking" statements, including, without limitation, statements related to Rigel's future product candidate pipeline and strategy, expected cash and investments and sufficiency of funds, the further development of, and the therapeutic and commercial potential of, fostamatinib, partnered with AstraZeneca, the potential uses and efficacy of Rigel's product candidates, the progress of Rigel's product d
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