From altarex.com website:"OvaRex® MAb is a murine monoclonal antibody developed by ViRexx that has a high degree of specificity to a tumor associated antigen (CA125) that is over-expressed by the majority of late stage ovarian cancer patients.
The Company believes that the product acts as an immunotherapeutic agent by inducing and/or amplifying the human body's immune response against ovarian cancer."
AltaRex licensed OvaRex and their other
antibodies to Unither Pharmaceuticals (part of United Therapeutics) several
Unither is responsible for getting this immunotherapy
through clinical trials, manufacturing, regulatory filing, and to market and
we are working like crazy to do exactly that.
ViRexx isn't playing an active
role in OvaRex development at this time but remains involved as a business
partner. Check www.unither.com if you're interested in
following progress with OvaRex.
Our corporate website is a little
tough to navigate right now, but our clinical team is working to improve the
section about OvaRex.
There is an IRB-approved site for patients to learn
more about the phase III study and pre-screen to see if they may be
eligible. You can find that at www.ovarex.com. To date we have enrolled more
than 200 patients of the 354 needed.
Please spread the word!
enrollment in this study is the most significant way we can get this
treatment (and all new treatments) to market sooner. So far so good, but they
can always do better.
Posted at the request of the Director of Clinical Operations of Altarex. 4/27/05
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