Usually, as development progresses from preclinical to a more advanced clinical stage, reality begins to set in: problems become apparent that were not anticipated, efficacy may be less than expected or hoped for, and the safety margins may shrink to Continue reading The Letermovir Top-Line Results are Out – Or Are They?
There is no doubt that immunity to human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is both cell-and antibody-mediated. Studies in transplant patients showed that absence of T-cell protection with chemotherapy is a set-up for recurrent and severe CMV disease. It was also shown that patients Continue reading The Monoclonal Pursuit of the Next CMV Therapeutic
Treating CMV was never easy making prophylaxis the preferred approach for HSCT patients. Since the late 80ies, trials using hyperimmune globulin have come up with mixed results. While treatment was usually safe, efficacy was a lot much harder to prove. More specific Continue reading CMV Hyperimmune Globulin Data Inconclusive but New Drug Shows Promise