Herpes Zoster

Herpes Zoster (or Shingles) is caused by the virus Varicella zoster and is believed to infect 1 out of every 3 Americans in their lifetime, resulting in more than 1 million cases each year. Because half of all these cases occur in men and women over 60 years of age, there is a large population that could benefit from a True Human anti-varicella antibody.

XBiotech launched an R&D program for the identification and isolation of anti-varicella antibodies in 2016, and since has isolated several high-affinity candidates. Currently, these antibodies are being evaluated in pre-clinical studies.