New Website Offers Information and Support for People with Psoriasis
Biogen, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGEN) today announced the launch of PsoriasisSupport.com, a new website that will provide in-depth content and community support, helping people with psoriasis learn more about the disease and live healthier, fuller lives.
Today’s launch of http://www.psoriasissupport.com will be followed by the June launch of PsoriasisSupport web sites localized in four European countries: France, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden.
The content of PsoriasisSupport.com is conveniently arranged in four major categories:
About Psoriasis – individuals can find information about psoriasis, the causes and types of psoriasis, the science behind the disease, the role of immunology, future biologic treatment options and the most recent news on the disease.
Living with Psoriasis – visitors can get advice from experts, submit their questions, and read recent articles and helpful tips on psoriasis.
Community – people with psoriasis also have the opportunity to participate in a supportive community by joining a message board and exchanging information with
others, sharing experiences and making new friends. PsoriasisSupport.com assures all users privacy and confidentiality.
Resources – visitors can also access a list of associations, resources, support groups and a current events calendar to find out what’s going on in their community.
Dr. Alice Gottlieb, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Clinical Research Center at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, said, “PsoriasisSupport.com provides the facts clearly and concisely. The site does a great job of explaining immunology in a way that is easy to understand. Knowing and understanding how the disease works in the body’s immune system will become more important for patients as they weigh new biologic treatment options that may soon be available for psoriasis.”
Mike Johnson, an Oregon-based psoriasis patient and charter member of PsoriasisSupport.com, adds, “This site offers many multimedia learning opportunities, as well as personalized content that suits my particular needs. I haven’t seen any other virtual communities out there for psoriasis that include the supportive information and resources that you find on PsoriasisSupport.com. People with psoriasis have an interest in learning more about the causes of our disease and treatment options. It’s also a great bonus that the site offers free advice from dermatology experts. I plan to tell all my friends with psoriasis about this great new resource.”
Visitors can access all of the site information by becoming a member. Perks of membership also include a copy of the book, “The Best of ‘It Works for Me’,” by the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) that details helpful tips for living with psoriasis. The site also offers links to psoriasis.org, the official web site of the National Psoriasis Foundation that provides the latest information on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Biogen, Inc., winner of the U.S. National Medal of Technology, is a biotechnology company principally engaged in discovering and developing drugs for human healthcare through genetic engineering. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, the Company’s revenues are generated from U.S. and European sales of AVONEX(R) (Interferon beta-1a) for treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, (Please see full prescribing information at http://www.avonex.com.), and from the worldwide sales by licensees of a number of products, including alpha interferon and hepatitis B vaccines and diagnostic products. Biogen’s research and development activities are focused on novel products to treat inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, neurological diseases, cancer, fibrosis and congestive heart failure. The Company maintains active clinical research programs in protein therapeutics, small molecules, genomics and gene therapy. For copies of press releases and additional information about the Company, please consult Biogen’s homepage on the World Wide Web at http://www.biogen.com/.