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2013-11-20 08:29:05

Results of Multicenter, Randomized Study Show Left Ventricle Augmentation with Hydrogel Implant Provides Functional Improvement in Health Status DALLAS, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LoneStar Heart, Inc. today presented the interim results of its multicenter, randomized AUGMENT-HF clinical trial showing left ventricle augmentation of the failing heart with the company's lead product, Algisyl-LVR hydrogel implant, can be performed safely in patients with advanced heart failure (HF)...

2012-10-09 07:27:49

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LoneStar Heart Inc. today announced the completion of an up to $20 million milestone-based equity financing to support the clinical testing and regulatory clearance of its lead product, Algisyl-LVR, a single-use, self-gelling biopolymer implanted into the heart's left ventricle during surgery for the treatment of advanced heart failure. Themes Investment Partners ("Themes"), a Hong Kong-based private equity fund focused on China markets, led the...

2012-10-01 02:31:31

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LoneStar Heart Inc., based here, today announced the first patient was treated in the company's international multi-center AUGMENT-HF clinical trial of Algisyl-LVR at IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana and at Umberto I Policlinico, both located in Rome, Italy. The AUGMENT-HF clinical study follows on the success of a pilot study at the German Heart Center in Munich and Heart Center Dresden that established the safety and feasibility of Algisyl-LVR in...

2012-08-14 10:24:49

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xeridiem, a vertically integrated OEM that designs, develops and manufactures complex single use medical devices, will provide LoneStar Heart Inc. with design and development services for the minimally invasive delivery system for Algisyl-LVR®, an implantable biopolymer for the treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy. LoneStar Heart Inc. is developing a trio of technologies with the potential to restore the heart wall structure and...

2012-05-29 02:27:13

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LoneStar Heart Inc., today announced the advancement of a new therapeutic strategy aimed at genetic reprogramming of cardiac fibroblasts into functioning heart muscle cells to treat damage following a heart attack and other forms of heart disease. The announcement follows a study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern), published in the on-line May 13th issue of the...

2012-01-24 07:30:00

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LoneStar Heart Inc., based here, today announced that it has elected Andrew J. Coats, M.D., and Mark Maciejewski to the company's board of directors. The new members join Olav B. Bergheim, chairman of the board for LoneStar Heart; Frank Ahmann, the company's president and chief oper­ating officer; Raymond W. Cohen, chief executive officer of Vessix Vascular, Inc.; and Eric N. Olson, Ph.D., professor and chairman of the department of...

2012-01-16 07:30:00

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LoneStar Heart Inc., based here, today announced that it has acquired a worldwide exclusive license from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) to commercialize a new class of patented small molecules known as Isoxazoles that markedly increase insulin production in human pancreas cells no longer able to produce insulin. Activating the entire biochemical pathway involved in insulin production,...