Navigation Links
Astellas Launches Lexiscan(TM) (Regadenoson) Injection for Use as a Pharmacologic Stress Agent in Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI)
Date:6/24/2008

-First A2A Adenosine Receptor Agonist Approved for Use in Identifying

Coronary Artery Disease-

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. today announced the commercial availability of Lexiscan(TM) (regadenoson) injection, an A2A adenosine receptor agonist, for use as a pharmacologic stress agent in radionuclide MPI -- a test that detects and characterizes coronary artery disease -- in patients unable to undergo adequate exercise stress. Lexiscan, co-developed with CV Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CVTX), is the first A2A adenosine receptor agonist shown to be safe and effective as a pharmacologic stress agent in MPI studies. The A2A adenosine receptor subtype is primarily responsible for coronary vasodilation.

"Our clinical experience shows that an increasing number of patients are requiring pharmacologic stress agents for MPI studies," said Gregory Thomas, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Nuclear Cardiology Education at the University of California at Irvine School of Medicine. "Lexiscan will be an important option in helping to ensure proper diagnosis of coronary artery disease in these patients."

MPI tests, commonly called cardiac stress tests, identify areas of poor blood flow in the heart to determine the extent of coronary artery disease, a condition that affects 16 million Americans and is responsible for more than 450,000 deaths annually in the United States. Many patients exercise on a treadmill to generate the increase in coronary blood flow necessary to perform an MPI study. However, almost half of patients undergoing cardiac stress tests each year are unable to exercise adequately because of medical conditions. For these patients, a ph
'/>"/>

SOURCE Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. CV Therapeutics and Astellas Announce FDA Approval for Lexiscan(TM) (regadenoson) Injection
2. Astellas and Boehringer Ingelheim Reach Settlement Agreement with Ranbaxy on Flomax Patent Case
3. Astellas Pharma US, Inc. and The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) Collaborate on Content for Transplant Experience Program
4. Astellas and Theravance Report Additional Telavancin Data at 47th Annual ICAAC
5. Pharsight Launches PK Accelerator(TM)
6. IS Clinical Launches New ADVANCE+ Skincare Line
7. EH&E Launches Interactive Discussion Forum for Healthcare Environment of Care Professionals
8. BioSpace Launches EuroBio(TM) Online Community
9. NanoInterventions Launches New, Rapid Testing System for Coronary Stents
10. Thomson Reuters Launches New Biomarkers Solution
11. Cardiac Science Launches Anywhere Data Management for HIS and EMR Systems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 ... China Polyurethane Resin Industry” is a professional ... market. The report introduces Polyurethane Resin basic ... industry chain structure and industry overview. This ... China’s domestic market as well as global ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... The ability to see through organs and even the ... well as fine-grained cellular structures has been a long-time ... Press July 31st in the journal Cell ... simple methods for making opaque organs, bodies, and human ... connections intact. The protocols could pave the way for ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Rogne Bioscience, a privately-held biotechnology company based ... has acquired a licence to anti-inflammatory peptides from Isis ... anti-inflammatory activity of the peptides was discovered by Professor ... Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. ... million in seed financing, is developing a first-in-class, topical ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... CollabRx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLRX), a leading ... oncology, today announced that it will hold an investor ... Company's financial results for the first quarter of fiscal ... in the current fiscal year. , The dial-in number ... 14, 2014, at 5 p.m. EDT (2 p.m. PDT) ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Polyurethane Resin Industry & Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market (China, Global) Analysis Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2Polyurethane Resin Industry & Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market (China, Global) Analysis Now at DeepResearchReports.com 3Polyurethane Resin Industry & Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market (China, Global) Analysis Now at DeepResearchReports.com 4See-through organs and bodies will accelerate biomedical discoveries 2Oxford licenses anti-inflammatory peptides to San Francisco Bay Area start-up 2Oxford licenses anti-inflammatory peptides to San Francisco Bay Area start-up 3CollabRx, Inc. Schedules First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Conference Call and Business Update 2
... First, a full disclosure: Ive been hawking the concept of ... couple of years, so its no surprise I would think its ... common ground. , ,Then again, its still something of a ... have to be a student of Wisconsin history to know that ...
... - Who needs a record label? Independent musicians can now ... and sell it five minutes later, courtesy of a new ... technology firm's Web Hosting 2.0 represents a customization expansion over ... users to host their existing Web site with Broadjam, or ...
... Doyle , noting that May 24 is the one-year anniversary ... Bush's ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell ... , ,Doyle noted that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist ... to schedule a vote on the Stem Cell Research Enhancement ...
Cached Biology Technology:A (modern) Tale of Two Cities: Milwaukee and Madison inch together 2A (modern) Tale of Two Cities: Milwaukee and Madison inch together 3
(Date:7/31/2014)... AMHERST, Mass. A first-of-its-kind study of bigeye tuna ... Lutcavage, director of the Large Pelagics Research Center at ... that these fish cover a wide geographical range with ... shelf, and they favor a high-use area off Cape ... research, which used a new approach to study one ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... long been known that biomass burning burning ... a ritual , slash-and-burn agriculture and wildfires ... , But until the release of a new ... Professor Mark Z. Jacobson, the degree of that ... research, detailed in a paper published July 30 ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... have completed a 20-year study that looks at ... different times of the year. It finds that ... frame has no measurable negative consequences for the ... , The study was conducted by Gene Towne, ... fire chief, and Joseph Craine, research assistant professor, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study of bigeye tuna in Northwest Atlantic uses new tracking methods 2Study of bigeye tuna in Northwest Atlantic uses new tracking methods 3Stanford professor finds that wildfires and other burns play bigger role in climate change 2Stanford professor finds that wildfires and other burns play bigger role in climate change 3Stanford professor finds that wildfires and other burns play bigger role in climate change 4Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall and winter 2Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall and winter 3
... is available in German . , Reactive nitrogen ... of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) from forests in ... twice as high as estimated so far by the Intergovernmental ... key messages of the first study on nitrogen in Europe ...
... certain areas of our brain to learn and remember better, ... and Addiction Research at The University of Texas at Austin. ... and memory isn,t wrong, says neurobiologist Hitoshi Morikawa, but it ... the brain. "Usually, when we talk about learning and ...
... vulnerable to infectious disease, which will threaten crop yield and ... Newton, presenting his work at the Society for General Microbiology,s ... is the best option to improve food security in a ... food production in the last 40 years, but 10-16% of ...
Cached Biology News:Greenhouse gases from forest soils 2Alcohol helps the brain remember, says new study 2Combating plant diseases is key for sustainable crops 2
... thermostable DNA polymerase purified from the Thermus ... developed by Kaledin (1,2,3) for the isolation ... from thermophilic bacteria. Amplification of DNA fragments ... with this enzyme. The enzyme has both ...
... Monoclonal Mouse Antibody to Cytokeratin 5 / ... a high molecular weight, basic type of ... the superficial cell layers of stratified epithelia ... and in mesothelial cells and mesothelioma. Cytokeratin ...
Aldolase A (N-15)...
... Rabbit polyclonal NPY Y2 Receptor antiserum ... at the spinal level and is currently being ... in both rat and mouse and appears to ... is seen in rat. For full characterizarion in ...
Biology Products: