Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) July 25, 2012
The Clinical Immunology Society (CIS) maintains the WEBbook of Biologic Therapies as a service to the Society members and the medical community in general. The WEBbook lists all biologics that are FDA approved and gives their names (generic, brand, and others), molecular target, molecular structure, licensed indications, manufacturer, distributor, and date of first FDA approval.
The WEBbook was established by CIS in 2009 in response to the demand for a centralized detailed listing of biologic therapies available to treat the broad spectrum of immunologic and inflammatory diseases. Dr. Marc Natter, former Communications Committee Chair, developed the layout and design of the WEBbook, which has recently been updated.
“The WEBbook is an invaluable resource for CIS members and non-members alike, where all FDA-approved biologic therapies are located in a singular and searchable database on the CIS website,” explains Lawrence Schwartz, MD PhD, CIS President. “CIS’s current Communications Committee took great care to update the WEBbook under the guidance of current Communications Committee Chair, Dr. Richard Shames, and Website Medical Editor, Dr. Robert Eisenberg.”
A compound may be found in the Search/Index tab, listed alphabetically by its generic and brand names, or in the Table of Compounds, listed alphabetically by generic name only. Selecting a compound name in either location will link to a summary of that agent, including a list of a few important references and a link to the online package insert.
The WEBbook is updated biannually by the Communications Committee with the assistance of the New Immunologist-in-Training / Fellow-in-Training Committee.
CIS, established in 1986, is the key interdisciplinary organization for the field of clinical immunology and is devoted to fostering developments in the science and practice of human immunology. CIS is an international professional organization which includes more than 600 clinicians, investigators, and trainees; the CIS Journal, Journal of Clinical Immunology; CIS School, e.g., Summer School in Primary Immune Deficiencies; and an Annual Meeting. For more information on CIS, please visit http://www.clinimmsoc.org.