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2011-08-09 07:00:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent Highlights: Completed equity and debt financing totaling $40 million Qutenza® (capsaicin) 8% patch launch in U.S. building momentum in large U.S. institutions; 432 institutions purchased as of 2Q11, up 34% from 1Q11 Sales of Qutenza to end user customers increased 23% over 1Q11 2Q11 revenue totaled $2.5 million including $0.5 million U.S. Qutenza product revenue EU launch by Astellas advancing, with Qutenza...

2011-06-13 07:30:00

LONDON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambit Biosciences Corporation and Astellas Pharma Inc. announced today results from a planned interim analysis in an ongoing Phase 2 study evaluating AC220, a potent and selective FLT3 inhibitor. The study is evaluating AC220 as an oral, once-a-day, monotherapy treatment in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 240 patients with FLT3-ITD activating mutations who have relapsed or are refractory to other treatments, including chemotherapy and...

2011-06-09 07:16:00

SAN DIEGO and TOKYO, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ambit Biosciences Corporation and Astellas Pharma Inc. today announced that the first presentation of interim data from a global multi-center Phase 2 study evaluating the investigational drug AC220, a potent and selective FLT3 inhibitor. The data will be presented in an oral session at the upcoming European Hematology Association (EHA) meeting in London. The abstract (#1019) can be accessed at the EHA Congress website at...

2011-06-06 08:13:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc., a subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc. based in Tokyo, Japan, today announced that it will be presenting data from a phase II study evaluating AGS-1C4D4 in metastatic pancreatic cancer in a poster session at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2011 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The study was conducted at Agensys, Inc., a member of the Astellas global group of companies, which is developing a...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
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