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2011-01-26 08:29:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a potentially-fatal blood disorder that causes blood clots to form in small blood vessels that affect many organs including the liver, kidneys, heart, pancreas, and brain. Now, researchers have found a new and effective treatment for TTP. The current treatment is infusion of plasma, but it has been proven insufficient. A team of researchers, led by Jos© L³pez, at the Puget Sound Blood Center in Seattle, has generated...

2011-01-25 13:14:29

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a life-threatening disease of the blood system. The condition is caused by the presence of ultralarge multimers of the protein von Willebrand factor, which promote the formation of blood clots (thrombi) in small blood vessels throughout the body. Current treatments are protracted and associated with complications. However, a team of researchers, led by Jos© L³pez, at the Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle, has generated data in mice that...

2008-11-03 18:00:20

Protalex, Inc. (OTCBB:PRTX) today announced that Steven H. Kane, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the upcoming Rodman & Renshaw 10th Annual Healthcare Conference on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 3:40 p.m. Eastern Time. The event will be held from November 10-12, 2008 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York. Individuals may listen to a live webcast of the presentation by logging on to the Investors section of Protalex' web site, www.protalex.net, a few minutes...

2008-08-25 12:01:19

Amgen has announced that the FDA has approved Nplate, the first and only platelet producer for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in splenectomized and non-splenectomized adults with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura. According to the company, Nplate, the first FDA-approved peptibody protein, works by raising and sustaining platelet counts, representing a novel approach for the long-term treatment of this chronic disease. The FDA approval of Nplate was based on efficacy and safety...

2008-07-17 12:01:18

Symphogen and Biovitrum have announced the recruitment of the first patient into a Phase II clinical trial, initiated in June 2008 to evaluate the safety and efficacy, and explore the dose range of Sym001 in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura patients. Up to 55 RhD-positive adult non-splenectomized patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) will be enrolled in this first exploratory open label safety, efficacy and dose-finding trial. The study objective is to evaluate the...

2008-06-20 18:00:39

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration has extended the priority review period for PROMACTA(R) (eltrombopag) for the short-term treatment of previously treated patients with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, as they require more time to review the application. The Prescription Drug User Fee action date has been extended to September 19, 2008. On May 30, the Oncology Drugs Advisory...

2008-06-16 09:01:17

Amgen has announced new positive data from the ongoing, open-label extension study on the long-term safety and efficacy of romiplostim in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura, a chronic and serious autoimmune disorder characterized by low platelet counts in the blood. The results continue to show that romiplostim increased and sustained platelet counts with extended treatment, and reduced the need for concurrent and rescue immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)...


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