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Xoma Lands Orphan Drug Status for Eye Disease Treatment

Aug. 24, 2012
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Xoma lead drug, gevokizumab, was granted orphan drug status for an inflammatory eye disease. Gevokizumab, or XOMA-052, is a monoclonal antibody that focuses on shutting down inflammation brought on by a type of cell-signaling protein called interleukin-1 beta.
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