"Clearance of our investigational new drug application from the US Food and Drug Administration was a major accomplishment for our company; however, beginning the clinical assessment is, to date, Resverlogix's most important milestone," said Mr. Donald McCaffrey, President and CEO of Resverlogix. "We are thrilled to expedite the RVX-208 clinical program during 2008 illustrating its clinical benefit to treat atherosclerosis disease. To be able to increase ApoA-I and functional HDL with a novel small molecule in humans represents not only the next major milestone for our Company, but also for cardiovascular patients worldwide," Mr. McCaffrey added further.
About Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
CVD can be generally defined as any abnormal condition characterized by dysfunction of the heart and blood vessels. CVD includes atherosclerosis (especially coronary heart disease which can lead to heart attacks), cerebrovascular disease (stroke), and hypertension (high blood pressure). The underlying cause of most CVD is a gradual clogging of the arteries (atherosclerosis) that supply blood to the heart, brain and other vital organs.
The American Heart Association estimates that almost 80 million American Adults have one or more types of cardiovascular disease. CVD remains the number one killer of developed nations. Nearly 2400 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease - that is 1 person will die every 36 seconds.
About Resverlogix Corp.
Resverlogix Corp. is a leading biotechnology company engaged in the
development of novel therapies for important global medical markets with
significant unmet needs. The NexVas(TM) program is the Company's primary
focus which is to develop novel small molecules that enhance ApoA-I. These
vital therapies address the grievous burden of atherosclerosis and other
important diseases such as acute coronary syndrome, diabetes, Alzheimer's
and other vascul
|SOURCE Resverlogix Corp.|
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