Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANTH) Announces Last Patient Enrolled in PEARL-SC Study

News | 10. 26. 2011

Anthera Pharmaceuticals

HAYWARD, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANTH), a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation, today announced it has completed enrollment in the Phase 2b PEARL-SC study. PEARL-SC (A randomized, double-blind Phase 2b study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of blisibimod administration in subjects with systemic lupus erythematosus) is examining the therapeutic benefit of weekly and monthly subcutaneous injections of blisibimod in patients with active and antibody positive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The targeted number of five hundred and forty (540) patients has been randomized in 11 countries and 72 clinical sites worldwide.