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TYSABRI® (natalizumab) Data At ECTRIMS Reaffirm Positive Effects Of Treatment For People With Relapsing Forms Of MS

Today, Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) announced that results from 11 company-sponsored TYSABRI presentations, including 10 posters and one platform, will be available for viewing at the 28 TH Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) in Lyon, France, October 10 – 13.

Key data highlights from ECTRIMS include:
  • Long-term safety and efficacy of natalizumab and assessment of 2-year freedom from clinical disease activity in patients with multiple sclerosis in the TYSABRI Observational Program (TOP) – Poster 519
  • Improvement of MS-related fatigue also significantly improves quality of life in patients treated with natalizumab: results from the TYNERGY trial – Poster 445
  • Relation of disease activity-free status to visual function in the AFFIRM trial – Poster 557
  • Utilization of JC-virus antibody testing in clinical practice – Poster 546
  • Imaging findings for PML in natalizumab-treated MS patients Platform 99

“These data further establish the benefits of TYSABRI in reducing relapse rates and slowing disease progression,” said Alfred Sandrock, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president, Development Sciences and Chief Medical Officer, Biogen Idec. “Data from TOP demonstrate that patients who began TYSABRI earlier had better outcomes than patients in the study who were switched to TYSABRI at two years, further demonstrating the positive effect TYSABRI can make for those living with MS.”

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an often debilitating disease of the brain and spinal cord that affects nearly 2.1 million people worldwide. While a number of disease modifying therapies are currently available, an unmet need remains for effective treatment options.

“Common symptoms of MS, such as cognitive difficulties, fatigue and visual function can have a tremendous impact on people living with MS.” said Hans Peter Hasler, Chief Operating Officer, Elan Corporation, plc. “The encouraging outcomes from the data presented at ECTRIMS, together with TYSABRI’s proven efficacy, continue to support its strength as a valuable treatment for MS patients around the world.”

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