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FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Bucindolol, A Genetically-Targeted Treatment for Heart Failure From ARCA biopharma
Date:9/23/2008

annot efficiently pump blood to meet the body's oxygen demands. The American Heart Association estimates that about six million Americans are living with heart failure, with 550,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Heart failure accounts directly for 55,000 deaths and indirectly for an additional 230,000 deaths in the United States each year. Heart failure is the underlying reason for approximately 12 to 15 million annual visits to physicians and 6.5 million annual hospital days.

About ARCA biopharma

ARCA biopharma, Inc. is a privately held company focused on developing and commercializing genetically targeted therapies for heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. The Company's lead product, Gencaro(TM) (bucindolol hydrochloride)*, is an investigational, pharmacologically unique beta-blocker and mild vasodilator being developed for heart failure and other indications. ARCA biopharma, in partnership with Laboratory Corporation of America (NYSE: LH), is developing a companion genetic test for bucindolol. For more information please visit http://www.arcabiopharma.com.

* The tradename Gencaro(TM) is currently pending regulatory including FDA approval.


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