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Anthera Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentation of Blisibimod Data at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting


HAYWARD, Calif., Nov. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANTH) will present additional findings from the CHABLIS-SC1, Phase 3 clinical study of blisibimod, a novel treatment that targets B-cell activating factor (BAFF), at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting in San Diego from November 3-8.

"This presentation of the CHABLIS-SC1 Phase 3 clinical study shows the salutary effects of blisibimod treatment on the successful reduction of background corticosteroid use, decreased urinary protein:creatinine ratio (UPCR), and positive impact on complement, autoantibodies, and B cell counts when administered on top of background standard-of-care medications to patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)," said Kenneth Kalunian, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, University of California, San Diego.

Details of Anthera Pharmaceuticals' ACR 2017 presentation are as follows:

Title: Phase 3 Trial Results with Blisibimod, a Selective Inhibitor of B-Cell Activating Factor, in Subjects with Moderate-to-Severe Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Session:  Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – Clinical Aspects and Treatment I: Novel and Current Therapies
When: Sunday, November 5, 2017; 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Poster Hall C
Presentation Number: 63923
Presenter: Joan T. Merrill M.D., Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Professor of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

All ACR abstracts are available on the conference website

About Anthera Pharmaceuticals

Anthera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious and life-threatening diseases, including exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and IgA nephropathy. Additional information on the Company can be found at

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