XOMA Corporation Announces Clinical Study Investigating Gevokizumab in Patients With Non-Infectious Anterior Scleritis Has Opened for Enrollment at the National Eye Institute

BERKELEY, Calif., April 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XOMA Corporation (Nasdaq:XOMA), a leader in the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies, today announced the National Eye Institute ("NEI"), one of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, has opened its non-infectious, active, anterior scleritis trial for patient enrollment. The open-label single-arm Phase 1/2 study is designed to assess the safety and potential efficacy of gevokizumab in patients experiencing non-infectious, active, anterior scleritis, which is the inflammation of the sclera (the fibrous white membrane surrounding the eyeball excluding the cornea). This is XOMA's third indication in a program of three proof-of-concept ("POC") studies for gevokizumab.

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