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2011-05-17 18:00:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring, a global biotherapeutics company specializing in plasma-derived and recombinant therapies and a subsidiary of CSL Limited (ASX: CSL), is a recipient of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) 2011 Corporate Award. The award was presented this evening at the NORD Partners in Progress Celebration 2011 for "new treatments brought to market for patients with rare diseases." (Logo:...

2011-02-18 14:57:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for Corifact(TM), Factor XIII Concentrate (Human), for the routine prophylactic treatment of congenital factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency. Corifact, already available for use in 12 countries throughout the world under the trade name Fibrogammin®- P, is the first and only FXIII concentrate approved in the U.S....

2011-02-10 06:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER) today announced that research on the antifibrinolytic agents it is developing has been published in the February 11, 2011 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and selected by the editors as one of the top one percent of papers reviewed by the Journal in terms of significance and overall importance. This work from the laboratory of S. Paul Bajaj, Ph.D., demonstrates that unique antifibrinolytic agents can be...

2011-02-09 14:45:05

The enzyme that makes fireflies glow is lighting up the scientific path toward a long-sought new medical imaging agent to better monitor treatment with heparin, the blood thinner that millions of people take to prevent or treat blood clots, scientists are reporting. Their study appears in the ACS' monthly journal Bioconjugate Chemistry. Bruce Branchini and colleagues describe a need for new medical imaging agents that emit near-infrared light "” the light rays that "night vision"...

2010-11-15 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. announced today that results from the pivotal Phase 3 double-blind ROCKET AF trial showed rivaroxaban given once daily was superior in reducing the risk of stroke and non-CNS systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) with comparable safety versus warfarin, the most commonly used medicine for the prevention of stroke in AF patients.(1) To view the multimedia...

2010-08-31 20:28:30

The data monitoring committee of the AVERROES study, seeing overwhelming evidence of the success of apixaban in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation who are unsuitable for the conventional treatment of warfarin, has recommended early termination of this study. The decision came after repeated review and careful consideration of all efficacy and safety data. The study leaders, principal investigator Dr. Stuart J. Connolly, chairman of the steering committee Dr. Salim...

2010-07-09 14:26:01

Underscores company's ongoing commitment to advancing hemophilia care Pfizer Inc, the world's leading biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the results of a number of hemophilia studies will be presented at the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) 2010 Congress taking place July 10-14, 2010, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Key research includes a pre-clinical evaluation of recombinant factor Xa as a potential new approach to restoring hemostasis, as well as a study assessing the...

2010-03-11 07:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that Charles Homcy, M.D., president and chief executive officer, will retire from his current position and assume the role of co-chairman of the board of directors, effective May 1, 2010. Dr. Homcy has served as president and CEO since 2003, when he co-founded the company. Chief Operating Officer William Lis will succeed Dr. Homcy as the new CEO, also effective May 1, 2010. In addition,...

2010-02-10 07:30:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that results from its Phase 2 EXPLORE-Xa clinical trial of betrixaban, an investigational oral direct Factor Xa inhibitor anticoagulant, will be presented during a late-breaking results session at the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) 59th Annual Scientific Session in Atlanta in March. EXPLORE-Xa is a Phase 2 dose-ranging trial evaluating betrixaban for stroke prevention in 500 patients...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'