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January 2006

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Endovascular MIB MarketTrack Updates --
-- Circulase in clinical studies for the treatment of PAD -- Altace for the treatment of PAD -- TROPIC trial - Advicor for the treatment of claudication -- More Information Available at www.MedIntelliBase.com!

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Cardiovascular MIB MarketTrack Updates --

-- SPIRIT III trial - XIENCE V everolimus-eluting stent ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The SPIRIT III trial - "A Clinical Evaluation of the XIENCE(TM) V Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System (CSS) in the Treatment of Subjects with De Novo Native Coronary Artery Lesions" - is currently enrolling patients. The study will compare the XIENCE V stent with the TAXUS Express2 stent. The primary endpoint is in-segment late lumen loss (LLL) at 240 days.


JUPITER II trial - tacrolimus-eluting Janus Carbostent ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The JUPITER II study is a European multi-center trial designed to evaluate the tacrolimus-eluting Janus Carbostent compared with the bare-metal Tecnic Carbostent. The study's primary endpoint was in- stent and peri-stent LLL at angiographic follow-up.


Resten-MP in clinical studies ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AVI Biopharma's Resten-MP NeuGene antisense compound (AVI-4126) is developed specifically for systemic delivery. The drug is being evaluated in Phase Ib/II clinical trials for the treatment of restenosis.


Endovascular MIB MarketTrack Updates --

-- Circulase in clinical studies for the treatment of PAD ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Circulase, a prodrug of prostaglandin E(1) within lipid microspheres, is being developed as a therapy for patients with severe PAD. The first controlled trial was initiated in May 1997 with improvements in walking distance and quality of life observed. A Phase III study is currently underway evaluating the effect of Circulase in patients undergoing peripheral revascularization.


Altace for the treatment of PAD ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The ACE inhibitor known as Altace, or ramipril generically, was evaluated in a study to demonstrate that the drug can improve clinical symptoms in patients with peripheral artery disease. The study's primary endpoints were time to onset of claudication, total exercise time, and walking ability.


TROPIC trial - Advicor for the treatment of claudication ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The TROPIC trial is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Advicor, Niacin ER plus Lovastatin, in patients with intermittent claudication (IC). Percent change in peak walk time is the study's primary endpoint. As of December 2005 this trial had not been completed.


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