Aimspro Info

What is Aimspro?

Aimspro is the trade name for an MS treatment produced from the serum of blood obtained from specially vaccinated goats. The serum is obtained from the goats in the USA and then sent to the UK for purifying.

Who makes Aimspro?

Daval International is a UK based pharmaceutical research and development company. Founded by venture capitalist David Shotton from London in 2000.

How is Aimspro administered?

Patients are taught to inject themselves with the drug in the upper arm, thighs or buttocks using a needle very like that used by diabetics.

How does Aimspro work?

Aimspro uses Polyclonal Antibodies from the serum of goats that have been inoculated with a number of vaccines to generate neutralising antibodies. The exact action is not fully understood and the technique is subject to commercial confidentiality.

Does Aimspro work?

The trials have been very positive with many patients reporting significant improvement. There have been very few reporting no improvement.

Are there any side-effects?

The only reported side-effects have been a slight irritation at the injection site.

Is Aimspro a cure for MS?

No, it is a treatment to lessen the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, including actual partial reversal of some symptoms leading to a better quality of life for many patients.

How can I obtain Aimspro?

Aimspro is not generally available as the drug has not yet been licensed. The product is currently undergoing Phase II trials and it is hopeful that the drug may be approved within the next year or two. In the meantime you can sign the petition being run by the Aimspro Patient Lobby Group, Proventus.

There is hope, however, Daval are now reported to be running ‘Specials‘ or Aimspro on named patient basis. Presumably this is available only in the UK.

Where can I get more information about Aimspro?

The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre publish a very good magazine, called New Pathways that has regular updates and news about Aimspro.

Are the goats harmed in the manufacture of Aimspro?

No, on the contrary, they are very well cared for. They live on a farm in the USA, are looked after by qualified carers, are certified free of any disease and have the freedom to roam around in large paddocks. Extracting the blood from the goats is very like people donating blood.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sofija
    Jan 24, 2007 @ 23:38:40

    hi there again…
    for additional information on aimspro you could also check out this website:

    http://www.mymultiplesclerosis.co.uk/aimspro-available.html

    Reply

  2. sofija
    Jan 24, 2007 @ 10:43:05

    Hi Kerry!
    I know for fact that it is even difficult for doctors to say what kind of effect any drug would have on a patient’s MS since each patient responds slightly differently…so I can’t guarantee you that this or another drug will help you…you could contact your doctor and ask him/her for information on this drug, and your options.
    There are also other options, like the one I previously mentioned in my posts. To me it is amazing the pace at which new options are developed. I believe that soon there will be a cure.
    For more info on Aimspro you could check out these two websites:
    http://www.thisisms.com/article199.html
    http://www.mstrust.org.uk/information/a2z/goatserum.jsp
    Best

    Reply

  3. Kerry Bromley
    Jan 24, 2007 @ 07:28:50

    If I get Aimspro administered, will this will improve my condition a lot? At the moment I use walking stick will balance difficulties.
    Where can I find all others MS Suffer patients results after taking aimspro?
    Will it works for PPMS?

    Reply

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