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2014-09-15 16:26:30

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INTRODUCTIONWorldwide statistics indicate that there is a high cholesterol burden despite the presence of many cholesterol-lowering drugs in the market. Out of all the available options, statins have been ubiquitously prescribed over the last 25 years. Researchers have concluded that reduction of plasma LDL cholesterol (LDLC) is the cornerstone of assessing heart risk. Irrespective of baseline cholesterol concentration, each mmol/L LDLC reduction...

heart attack protein
2014-09-04 03:00:00

Vincent Lamontagne, University of Ottawa Heart Institute A team of researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, led by Dr. Alexandre Stewart, have uncovered an intriguing link between heart attacks and a protein that is of great interest to drug companies for its impact on cholesterol. The team found that levels of the protein PCSK9 were elevated in the blood of patients having an acute heart attack, but not in those who never had a heart attack or who had recovered from one...

2014-08-28 08:28:27

Represents First BLA Submission for a PCSK9 Inhibitor THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for evolocumab seeking approval for the treatment of high cholesterol. Evolocumab is an investigational fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), a protein that reduces the liver's ability to...

2014-03-27 04:20:44

Companies to Host Investor Conference Call on Alirocumab on March 31 at 9 AM EDT PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that data from alirocumab clinical studies will be presented at the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington, D.C. March 29-31. Alirocumab is an investigational monoclonal antibody targeting PCSK9 (proprotein...


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