Rockville’s NeoImmuneTech Announces First Patient Dosed in the Pilot Study of NT-I7 (efineptakin alfa) in Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

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NeoImmuneTech, Inc. (KOSDAQ: 950220), a clinical-stage T cell-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in the pilot study evaluating NT-I7 (efineptakin alfa), a novel long-acting human IL-7, in progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare but very aggressive, opportunistic brain infection. PML is caused by the reactivation of John Cunningham virus (JCV) in immunocompromised individuals, and there are currently no approved therapies for this illness. This investigator-initiated study is being led by Irene Cortese, M.D., of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)/National Institute of Health (NIH).