Amgen, UCB, Inc. Halt Testing of Fracture-Healing Drug
Published: Feb 13, 2013
"Our sclerostin antibody project with Amgen is one of the most innovative pipeline programs in UCB's portfolio. We are very excited about the Phase 3 program in PMO which is on-going as planned and should provide first results at the end of 2015. Safety and other data collected so far indicate the potential for a change of treatment paradigms in postmenopausal osteoporosis", said Prof. Dr. med. Iris Loew-Friedrich, Chief Medical Officer UCB. "At UCB, we strive constantly to allocate our funds and resources to the most promising activities for our pipeline projects to maximize sustainable and superior value for patients and all stakeholders."
Complete phase 2 accelerated fracture healing results will be presented at a future conference.
The decision to no longer pursue a phase 3 program for accelerated fracture healing has no impact on UCB's 2012 financials.
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