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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...

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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...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

OVATION Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the Biologics License Application (BLA) for ATryn(R) (antithrombin alfa). OVATION acquired the exclusive U.S. license to ATryn in August from GTC Biotherapeutics, allowing the company to develop and commercialize the product in this country. The acceptance of the BLA comes just one month after the FDA assigned a priority review to the product, which has also been granted...

2008-09-05 09:00:37

GTC Biotherapeutics, a developer of recombinant blood proteins, has announced that the FDA has assigned priority review to the company's biologic license application for ATryn. Priority review is granted to applications for products that, if approved, would provide a significant improvement in the safety or effectiveness of the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of a serious or life-threatening disease. Under priority review, the FDA's target date for action on the biologic license...

2008-09-04 09:00:48

The US Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has assigned Priority Review to GTC Biotherapeutics, Inc.'s ("GTC", Nasdaq: GTCB) Biologic License Application, or BLA, for ATryn(R). Priority Review is granted to applications for products that, if approved, would provide a significant improvement in the safety or effectiveness of the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of a serious or life-threatening disease. Under Priority Review, the FDA's target date for action on the BLA is February 7, 2009....

2008-08-14 09:01:15

GTC Biotherapeutics, Inc. ("GTC", Nasdaq: GTCB) announced the closing of its previously announced collaboration agreement with OVATION Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("OVATION") to develop and market ATryn(R) in the United States. ATryn(R) is GTC's recombinant form of human antithrombin, a plasma protein with anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory properties. The agreement includes $257 million in potential payments to GTC for meeting clinical, regulatory, and sales milestones, including a $3 million...


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Siberian Ibex, Capra sibirica
2012-08-16 09:53:50

The Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica), also known as the common ibex, can be found in northern, central, and Southern Asia. Its range includes Afghanistan, northwestern India, Mongolia, and Pakistan, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within alpine meadows and mountainous areas, but will also reside in foothills, deserts, or rocky bluffs. It has been considered a subspecies of the Alpine ibex, although it is not known whether this is a valid classification. The Siberian ibex can vary in...

Nubian Ibex, Capra nubiana
2012-06-25 17:01:54

The Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana) is a species of goat that can be found in the deserts of Oman, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, among other places. It prefers a habitat within rocky mountainous areas of its range. Typically, it is classified as a subspecies of the alpine ibex, but it has been classified as its own species occasionally. Groups of Nubian ibex, either all males or all females, are active during the day and can be seen feeding on leaves and grasses. Common predators...

Mountain Goat, Oreamnos americanus
2012-05-10 05:28:07

The mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus), also called the Rocky Mountain goat is only found in North America. Even though it is a goat in name, it is not in the Capra genus of true goats. It belongs to the subfamily Caprinae, which holds goat-antelopes which holds thirty-two other species. It is in the family Bovidae that holds other creatures such as cattle, antelopes, and gazelle. It is the only species in the Oreamnos genus. The mountain goat is listed as of “least concern” by the IUCN....

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2007-08-14 04:24:53

The Wild Goat (Capra aegagrus), is a common species of goat, with a distribution ranging from Europe and Asia Minor to central Asia and the Middle East. In the wild, these goats live in flocks of up to 500 individuals. Male wild goats are solitary and go through a period called a rut, where they are ready to mate. During the rut old males drive younger males from the maternal herds. The gestation period averages 170 days. Females usually give birth to one kid. Kids can follow the mother...

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2007-08-14 04:23:12

The Kri-kri (Capra aegagrus creticus), sometimes called the Cretan goat, Agrimi, or Cretan Ibex, is a subspecies of wild goat. The Kri-kri is native to the Eastern Mediterranean, now found only on the island of Crete, Greece and three small islands just offshore (Dia, Thodorou and Agii Pandes). The Kri-kri is not thought to be indigenous to Crete, but was imported during the time of the Minoan civilization. Nevertheless, it is found nowhere else and the form is therefore endemic to Crete....

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