ATLANTA and NES-ZIONA, Israel, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PROLOR Biotech, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PBTH), today announced that the company will present preclinical data on its long-acting clotting Factor VIIa (Factor Vlla-CTP) at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). The data will be discussed by Dr. Gili Hart, Director of Pre-Clinical Affairs at PROLOR and head of the company's long-acting clotting factors program, in an oral poster presentation on December 8, 2012. PROLOR's Factor VIIa-CTP is in advanced preclinical development for the treatment of hemophilia.
Top-line results of the Factor Vlla-CTP studies have been previously reported by PROLOR. The results show that when compared to commercially available Factor VIIa, Factor VIIa-CTP in hemophilic mice demonstrated a markedly enhanced pharmacokinetic profile and increased exposure, as evidenced by a prolonged hemostatic effect and improved recovery, which is a measure of clotting activity. Compared to commercially available Factor VIIa, Factor VIIa-CTP in hemophilic mice demonstrated superior thrombin generation parameters, and it resulted in greater survival of the subjects. In these studies, the specific activity of Factor VIIa-CTP was comparable to commercial Factor VIIa. The study data also show that administration of Factor Vlla-CTP by subcutaneous injection resulted in improved bioavailability and prolonged exposure compared to intravenous administration of Factor Vlla-CTP.
PROLOR CEO Dr. Abraham Havron commented, "The ASH Annual Meeting is the largest and most prominent gathering of hematology experts in the world. In preclinical studies our long-acting clotting factors have demonstrated the potential to significantly improve both the prophylactic and on-demand treatment of patients with hemophilia, and we welcome the opportunity to share these promising data with leading hematology researchers."
Dr. Hart will presen
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