Navigation Links
FDA Approves Genzyme's Renvela(TM) for Dialysis Patients
Date:10/22/2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genzyme Corp. (Nasdaq: GENZ) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted marketing approval for Renvela(TM) (sevelamer carbonate) for the control of serum phosphorus in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis. Renvela is a next-generation version of Renagel(R) (sevelamer hydrochloride), the most-prescribed phosphate binder in the United States.

"Since its approval in 1998, Renagel has made an important difference for hundreds of thousands of patients around the world. Today's approval of Renvela -- an improved form of Renagel -- is a key milestone in our ongoing effort to innovate on behalf of patients," said John P. Butler, president, Genzyme Renal. "As we prepare to launch Renvela for patients on dialysis, we will move forward with regulatory filings to gain approval for the product's use in earlier stages of chronic kidney disease, so that all patients who can benefit from this treatment have access to it."

Like Renagel, Renvela is a calcium-free, metal-free, non-absorbed phosphate binder and will initially be available as 800mg tablets. Renvela offers all of the advantages of Renagel with the added benefit of a carbonate buffer. In a clinical study comparing Renvela to Renagel, both drugs controlled serum phosphorus equally to within KDOQI recommended ranges. Patients on Renvela, however, were more likely to maintain bicarbonate levels within the recommended KDOQI ranges, and had a lower incidence of gastrointestinal adverse events.

Genzyme expects to launch Renvela for dialysis patients in the United States during the first quarter of next year, and is pursuing regulatory approvals in Europe, South America an
'/>"/>

SOURCE Genzyme Corp.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology technology :

1. UW-Madison approves new research institute
2. FDA approves GEs heart-imaging technology
3. Senate approves bill to expand stem cell funding
4. FDA approves advanced digital mammography system
5. Building commission approves Institutes for Discovery
6. UW Board of Regents approves $134 million medical research facility
7. FDA approves Bone Cares Hectorol for treatment of kidney disease
8. Sensitive detection of tumor cells in peripheral blood of carcinoma patients by a reverse transcription PCR method
9. Quantitation of GAD67 Gene Expression in Prefrontal Cortex of Schizophrenia Patients Using the iCycler iQ Detection System and Molecular Beacons, Rev A
10. What patients want: A story of choice, clinical trials & evidence-based medicine
11. Heart patients benefit from digital image network
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2015)... US-Australian drug discovery company, Novogen Limited (ASX: NRT; NASDAQ: ... progressing its ground-breaking technology platforms to Phase 1 clinical ... Company delivers the best value for shareholders. ... the Company currently had an extensive program of activities ... academic partnerships and initiatives, and he was working with ...
(Date:7/29/2015)...  HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS ), one ... services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services, ... second quarter ended June 30, 2015. ... growth in both segments and an 11.0% increase ... and Chief Executive Officer of HealthSouth. "While reported ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... 2015 Research and ... of the "Global Biosimilars Market, 2015 - ... The Global Biosimilars Market, 2015 - 2025, report ... biosimilars market. With the blockbuster biologics losing patent ... biosimilars are being viewed as viable substitutes to ...
(Date:7/29/2015)...  Therapath Neuropathology ( www.Therapath.com ), a leader ... and Military Medical centers both domestically and worldwide.  ... Sweat Gland Nerve Fiber Density (SGNFD) for the ... Demonstration of a reduction in ... skin biopsy is a highly sensitive and specific ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 2Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 3Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 4Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 5Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 6Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 7Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 8Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 9Newly Appointed Acting CEO Outlines Immediate Plans for Novogen 10HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 2HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 3HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 4HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 5HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 6HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 7HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 8HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 9HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 10HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 11HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 12HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 13HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 14HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 15HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 16HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 17HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 18HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 19HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 20HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 21HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 22HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 23HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 24HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 25HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 26HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 27
... online music market continues to surge as Musicnotes, Inc. ... announced that its sales increased 45 percent in 2006 to ... first full year operating profit in 2006, said it sold ... customers. , ,It also has started strong in 2007. Year-to-date ...
... of an audit into state information technology projects nears, the ... ,According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ... decided to stop work on a new automated system that ... Enhanced Automated Benefits Legal Enterprise Services, or EnABLES, was supposed ...
... of the mega hits of the Internet video era is Chad ... Yonda and Matt Sloan. The series tracks the sometimes pathetic life ... shift manager at Empire Foods. , ,This homegrown series may not ... reported seven million views on YouTube , a site through ...
Cached Biology Technology:State of Wisconsin dumps another tech project 2Emergence of Internet video is changing the regulatory landscape 2Emergence of Internet video is changing the regulatory landscape 3Emergence of Internet video is changing the regulatory landscape 4
(Date:7/21/2015)... 21, 2015 Today, ZTE announced its Android ... well as expected revenues in 2015 that relate to sales of ... guidance of approximately 2,200 MSEK for 2015. Jörgen Lantto, ... smartphone manufacturer in China and we are ... 5 for Axon , its ...
(Date:7/20/2015)... , July 20, 2015  Acuity Market ... Report: The Convergence of Commerce and Privacy" forecasts ... mobile biometric apps will be downloaded to smart ... The mobile biometrics market is projected to generate ... revenue during the seven-year forecast period.    ...
(Date:7/9/2015)... , July 9, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ... today that it will report financial results for the ... 30, 2015 after the close of market. The company ... investors at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET), during ... To participate on the live call, analysts and investors ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):FPC's Touch Fingerprint Sensor FPC1025 in ZTE's Smartphone Axon 2Biometrics on Smart Mobile Devices to Redefine Digital Identity with 12.9 Billion Biometric App Downloads between 2014 and 2020 2Synaptics to Report Fourth Quarter, Fiscal Year 2015 Results on July 30 2
... rise and more than 120 countries now in favor ... create a new, specialized global environmental agency, says one ... address to government ministers meeting Tuesday in Kenya, Zakri ... Malaysia and former co-chair of the UN Millennium Ecosystem ...
... Forum 2012 (ESOF 2012) was officially launched today at the ... Dublin this year from 11th to 15th July. ESOF 2012, ... in the heart of the Irish capital, in the new ... meeting, held under the auspices of Euroscience, which aims to ...
... winner-take-all competition in nature is an essential pillar of ... have about how, or whether, to teach the subject. ... and religion are in deliberate opposition, like two lionesses ... practicing Catholic Kenneth Miller teaches evolution, he also teaches ...
Cached Biology News:Create effective new global environmental agency, ministers urged 2Create effective new global environmental agency, ministers urged 3Science Program announced for Euroscience Open Forum 2012 in Dublin 2Science Program announced for Euroscience Open Forum 2012 in Dublin 3Science Program announced for Euroscience Open Forum 2012 in Dublin 4Science Program announced for Euroscience Open Forum 2012 in Dublin 5Teaching science to the religious? Focus on how theories develop 2Teaching science to the religious? Focus on how theories develop 3
... This CLS number is ... to easily match Cornings product ... yet, please order under the ... contact customer service for assistance. ...
... number is a new ... easily match Cornings product ... availability yet, please order ... number (Z71,515-8) or contact ...
...
... The VoluPAC tubes provide a fast, ... to manual cell counting. They are 15 ... (margin of error less than 5%). ,The ... packed cell volume (PCV) in a cell ...
Biology Products: