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2011-07-26 12:07:50

A clinical trial led by Newcastle University shows that the drug, idebenone (Catena®), improved the vision and perception of colour in patients with Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). The inherited condition means patients, who can see normally, lose the sight in one eye then within 3 to 6 months lose the sight in their other eye. In some severely affected patients such as those who were unable to read any letters on the chart, the treatment with idebenone resulted...

2011-07-26 07:07:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A clinical trial led by Newcastle University shows that the drug, idebenone improved the vision and perception of color in patients with Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). The inherited condition means patients, who can see normally, lose the sight in one eye then within 3 to 6 months lose the sight in their other eye. In some severely affected patients such as those who were unable to read any letters on the chart, the treatment with idebenone resulted in a...

2008-10-10 09:00:18

LIESTAL, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2008) - Santhera Pharmaceuticals (SWX:SANN), a Swiss specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on neuromuscular diseases, announced today the launch of CATENA(R) (idebenone) in Canada. The drug is indicated for the treatment of Friedreich's Ataxia, a rare neuromuscular disease that results in the degeneration of nerve and muscle tissue. Catena is the first and only approved therapy in Canada to treat this devastating genetic disorder. Santhera...

2008-07-24 12:01:22

Santhera Pharmaceuticals has announced that Health Canada has approved SNT-MC17/idebenone, subject to certain conditions, for the treatment of Friedreich's Ataxia. Health Canada's decision is said to be the first marketing authorization worldwide for any Friedreich's Ataxia therapy. The new drug will be marketed in Canada under the brand name Catena. Launch of Catena is anticipated by the end of October 2008. In clinical studies submitted to Health Canada as part of the approval process,...

2008-07-24 03:00:18

Santhera Pharmaceuticals (SWX: SANN), a Swiss specialty pharmaceutical company focused on neuromuscular diseases, announced today that Health Canada has approved with conditions SNT-MC17/idebenone for the treatment of Friedreich's Ataxia. Health Canada's decision is the first marketing authorization worldwide for any Friedreich's Ataxia therapy. The new drug will be marketed in Canada under the brand name Catena(R). Santhera has established a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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