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Human Genome Sciences Reports That a Phase 2 Study of LymphoStat-B,Showed Significant Reductions in Disease Activity in Patients with,Active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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LymphoStat-B was generated by HGS through a collaboration with Cambridge Antibody Technology. It has received a "fast-track product" designation from the FDA for its potential use in treating SLE and has been selected for participation in the FDA's Continuous Marketing Application Pilot 2 Program, in which the FDA provides companies with more extensive feedback to improve the efficiency of the drug development and approval process. The FDA and the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products have agreed that the Phase 3 trial design is suitable to support regulatory submissions and potential approval for marketing.

For links to scientific presentations and posters referenced, or for more information about LymphoStat-B, visit www.hgsi.com/products/LSB.html.

About the Collaboration with GSK

In August 2006, HGS and GSK entered into a definitive co-development and co-commercialization agreement under which HGS has responsibility for conducting the LymphoStat-B Phase 3 trials, with assistance from GSK. The companies will share equally in Phase 3/4 development costs, sales and marketing expenses, and profits of any product commercialized under the agreement.

About Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, life-threatening disease. The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that approximately 1.5 million Americans suffer from various forms of lupus, including SLE. More than 300,000 people are afflicted with SLE in the United States alone. Lupus can occur at any age, but appears mostly in young people between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. About 90 percent of the individuals diagnosed with lupus are women. African-American women are about three times more likely to develop lupus, and it is also more common in Hispanic, Asian and American Indian women. Symptoms may include extreme fatigue, p
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