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Opexa Therapeutics (OPXA) and Myelin Repair Foundation Partner on Novel Multiple Sclerosis Research Program


9/3/2008 9:13:29 AM

THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXA), a company dedicated to the development of patient-specific cellular therapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and diabetes, today announced the establishment of a novel MS research partnership with the Myelin Repair Foundation, Inc. (MRF). As part of this collaboration, Opexa and the MRF will work to identify therapeutically relevant biomarkers in MS that may provide important insight to support the continued development of Tovaxin®, Opexa’s T-cell vaccine currently in Phase IIb clinical testing in MS patients. In addition, biomarkers identified as part of the research program may also assist in guiding the discovery and development of novel diagnostics and treatments for MS.

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