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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...

2008-07-08 09:01:11

Archemix, which develops and commercializes aptamer therapeutics for rare hematological diseases, has announced that ARC1779 has received orphan drug designation from the European Commission. Archemix's ARC1779 is currently in Phase II clinical development with a clinical trial designed to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic effects of ARC1779 in approximately 28 patients with vWF-mediated platelet function disorders, including acute thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura...

2008-07-07 09:00:15

Archemix Corp., a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing aptamer therapeutics for rare hematological diseases, today announced that ARC1779 has received orphan drug designation from the European Commission (EC). ARC1779 also received orphan drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2008. An orphan designation in the European Union confers a range of benefits to sponsor companies including market exclusivity for a...


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