Aspreva, Roche put CellCept on ice

Shares of Aspreva Pharmaceuticals slipped a bit this morning after the company and Roche announced that they would not be pushing ahead with a regulatory filing for CellCept, a new therapy for lupus nephritis. The therapy missed its late-stage primary endpoint--it was unable to demonstrate superiority to intravenous cyclophosphamide. There have been no new therapies approved for lupus in the U.S. in more than 40 years.

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