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2014-06-30 08:29:40

- Result seen across stable and de novo kidney transplant patients - HORSHOLM, Denmark, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced that once-daily Envarsus(®) XR (tacrolimus extended-release tablets), an investigational new drug under FDA review for the prevention of organ rejection in adult kidney transplant patients, demonstrated a lower treatment failure rate in African-Americans compared with twice-daily tacrolimus (Prograf(®)). These study...

2014-04-03 12:58:10

New research suggests that drugs commonly used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation may also be helpful for combating HIV. The findings, which are published in the American Journal of Transplantation, suggest a new strategy in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Despite the effectiveness of antiviral therapies at suppressing HIV, the virus still persists indefinitely at low levels in infected patients who are diligent about taking their medications. "Current therapies fail to cure...

2014-03-13 16:27:23

Decision Alleviates Concerns Over Potential for Organ Rejections, Preserves Physician Discretion Over Patient Care WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) voiced strong support for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner's announcement that CMS would not finalize proposals to lift the protected class definition on three drug classes, including life-sustaining immunosuppressive drugs, that transplant...

2014-03-06 12:26:42

HORSHOLM, Denmark, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced that John Weinberg, M.D., currently chief commercial officer of Veloxis, has been promoted to chief operating officer. -- Dr. Weinberg, who is currently responsible for the commercial launch of Envarsus® in the U.S., if approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will expand his role at the company to include additional operational responsibilities....

2014-01-08 12:30:01

HORSHOLM, Denmark, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO), today announced that United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Application Serial Number 13/167,420, a patent which covers the diurnal-independent administration of Envarsus(®). The subject patent covers a method of administering Envarsus(®), Veloxis' once-daily formulation of tacrolimus employing the company's proprietary MeltDose(®)...

2013-11-21 13:04:03

Genomic analysis of transplant patients finds an opportunistic microorganism whose elevated presence could be used an indicator in treatment More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims. But treatment doesn't end with surgery. Transplant recipients follow strict drug regimens designed to suppress their immune systems just enough...

2012-11-16 11:42:59

Findings could help provide better donor-recipient matches and tailor recipients' treatments after kidney transplantation Highlights: -The detection of preformed donor-specific antibodies by newer tests, despite negative results from traditional tests, nearly doubles a kidney transplant recipient's risk for rejection. -It also increases the risk of kidney failure by 76%. Nearly 17,000 kidney transplants take place each year in the United States. Kidney transplant recipients who...


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