Biologic Yields Mixed Results in COPD

September 8, 2014 4:03 PM

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The eosinophil-depleting monoclonal antibody benralizumab didn't cut acute exacerbations in eosinophilic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in an early phase study.

But a secondary endpoint suggested some benefit in terms of lung function from the anti-interleukin (IL) 5 receptor drug, the group reported online in Lancet Respiratory Medicine in conjunction with presentation at the European Respiratory Society meeting in Munich.

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