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LAQUINIMOD IMMUNOMODULATORY ACTION CONFERS BOTH NEUROPROTECTIVE AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES

2009-09-11

Jerusalem, Israel and Lund, Sweden, September 11, 2009 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) and Active Biotech (NASDAQ OMX NORDIC: ACTI) today presented data further illuminating the novel, dual mechanism of action (MOA) of investigational oral, once-daily, laquinimod for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), conferring neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties. Results from several preclinical studies suggest that laquinimod elicits a protective therapeutic effect by reducing demyelination and inducing axonal protection.
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