Pimecrolimus Impresses

July 1, 2001

VIENNA - The ascomycin derivative pimecrolimus (ASM 981, Elidel) - currently in Phase III trials for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (topical) and psoriasis (oral) - exhibits skin-specific anti-inflammatory activity and has low potential for immunosuppression in both its topical and oral formulations.

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