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Ebola: Now a Treatable Disease

by TMG
Sep , 18

The efforts of the Pamoja Tulinde Maisha (PALM [“Together Save Lives” in the Kiswahili
language]) study team in the Democratic Republis of the Congo conclusively demonstrated Ebanga’s safety and efficacy in a randomized controlled trial. The trial was conducted during the 2nd largest and longest outbreak in DRC
history. The PALM study team efforts supported by The Mitchell Group in DRC, represent a landmark achievement in the development of medical countermeasures for emerging infectious disease.

Ebanga is the only FDA approved, single injection Ebola treatment which is available in a
lyophilized form and the Institut National pour la Recherche Biomédicale held an official launch September 16th 2021.

Promotional Video for Ebanga Ebola Treatment

Wendy Holman, CEO and co-founder of Ridgeback, said: “I speak on behalf of the entire
Ridgeback Bio team when I say thank you to all of the dedicated and thoughtful groups who
helped contribute to this historic and important product approval. Ridgeback is grateful to
NIAID’s Vaccine Research Center (VRC) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC)
Institut National pour la Recherche Biomédicale (INRB). Specifically, the brilliance of three
individuals needs to be acknowledged — Dr. Nancy Sullivan (VRC), Dr. John Mascola (VRC)
and Professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum (INRB). It was their mission to create a
lyophilized single-use Ebola treatment, and in partnership with the team at Ridgeback, that
vision became a reality. We would also like to thank FDA leadership and the Ebanga review
team at FDA’s Division of Antivirals (DAV) for their focused and thorough review of this
product. Finally, the true heroes are the patients and their families who allowed themselves to
be carried away from their homes – not knowing if they would ever return – in order to enroll in
a randomized controlled trial at the Ebola treatment centers during the 2018-2020 Ebola
outbreak in the DRC. Your trust and belief in science, innovation and the people caring for you
has transformed Ebola forever. Thanks to you, Ebola is now a treatable disease.”

Ridgeback Press Release – Ebanga approval Dec 22 2020

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