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Britsh Biotech frustrated again
Monday, October 6, 1997
Britain's battle-scarred biotech sector took another blow as questions
were raised about side effects of members of the matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor (MMPI)
class of drugs.
British Biotech plc and Glaxo Wellcome revealed last Friday that they
were discontinuing BB-2983, a potential disease-modifying oral anti-inflammatory drug they
had been developing as a treatment for arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Earlier
in the week, Chiroscience Group plc (Cambridge, U.K.; LSE:CRO) announced that it was
dropping D5410, an MMPI it was developing as a possible arthritis treatment.
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