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2010-08-31 12:10:00

U.S. health officials are expected to determine whether genetically engineered fish are safe to eat in a decision that could deliver the first altered animal food to consumers' dinner plates. The fish in question is manipulated to grow twice as fast as traditional Atlantic salmon, something its creator Aqua Bounty Technologies Inc. says could help boost the nation's fish sector and reduce pressure on the environment. However, consumer advocates and food safety experts say that splicing and...

2009-07-16 14:04:46

Dosing algorithms allow for normalization of antithrombin levels during specific high-risk situations for patients with hereditary anithrombin deficiency Data presented at the annual meeting of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) in Boston show that ATryn® (Antithrombin [Recombinant]) safely prevents peri-operative and peri-partum acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or other venous thromboembolic events in patients with hereditary antithrombin...

2009-02-07 07:20:00

On Friday, U.S. health officials approved the first drug made using genetically engineered animals in the midst of concerns about genetic implications. ATryn, made by GTC Biotherapeutics, is a drug that is manufactured using milk from goats that have been scientifically altered to produce extra antithrombin, a protein that acts as a natural blood thinner. The drug aims to prevent excessive blood clots in patients with a disorder known as hereditary antithrombin deficiency.  The company...

2009-01-10 10:59:59

Scientists in Massachusetts say milk from a herd of genetically engineered goats is proving valuable in preventing dangerous blood clots. A human protein from the milk is extracted and turned into a medicine to fight strokes, pulmonary embolisms and other dangerous conditions caused by blood clots, say scientists at GTC Biotheraputics. A panel of the Food and Drug Administration Friday voted overwhelmingly that the drug -- called ATryn -- is safe and effective. The FDA is expected to make a...

2009-01-08 09:28:00

A U.S. government regulator's positive review of an anti-clotting drug made from the milk of a genetically modified goat has sparked consumer-group concerns. The regulatory process seems to have put the cart before the horse, analyzing the safety of the product before it has opined on the safety of the manufacturing process, Greg Jaffe of the Center for Science in the Public Interest said. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearly needs to impose cradle-to-grave conditions to prevent the...

2009-01-08 06:50:00

Does your family have a history of blood clots? If you do, the good news is that the newest anti-clotting medication is moving closer to distribution in the US. The interesting and unusual thing about the drug is that that is made from"¦. goat's milk.The scientific first, the drug, prepared from the milk of genetically engineered goats received approval from the experts at the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has announced that the medication is effective and safe.Named ATryn, the...

2008-10-07 09:00:56

Ovation Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, has announced that the FDA has accepted for review the biologics license application for ATryn. Ovation acquired the exclusive US license to ATryn from GTC Biotherapeutics, allowing the company to develop and commercialize the product in the US. The acceptance of the biologics license application (BLA) comes just one month after the FDA assigned a priority review to the product, which has also been granted orphan drug designation. An...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

The US Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has accepted for review GTC Biotherapeutics, Inc.'s ("GTC", Nasdaq: GTCB) Biologics License Application, or BLA, for ATryn(R). FDA's Blood Products Advisory Committee intends to review the BLA for ATryn(R) during a meeting that is being planned for January 2009. Based on the achievement of these milestones, GTC has received $2 million in additional milestone payments from OVATION Pharmaceuticals, Inc. As previously announced, ATryn(R) has been...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.