Navigation Links
Proteon Therapeutics to Present at Annual Meeting of American Society of Nephrology in San Francisco on November 2, 2007
Date:11/1/2007

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Proteon Therapeutics (http://www.proteontherapeutics.com), a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing novel, first-in-class pharmaceuticals to address the medical needs of patients with kidney and vascular diseases, is presenting tomorrow at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology an abstract entitled "Recombinant Human Elastase (PRT-201) Dilates Outflow Veins in a Preclinical Model of Arteriovenous Fistula." Findings to be presented represent an important preclinical demonstration of the potential of PRT-201 to enhance arteriovenous fistula (AVF) surgery outcomes in patients requiring chronic hemodialysis. It is well documented that between 30 and 50 percent of AVFs, the preferred form of vascular access, fail to mature to usable access sites for dialysis patients.

"Vascular access related complications are a major cause of suffering and hospitalization for dialysis patients," said Timothy P. Noyes, the Company's President and CEO. "We believe that PRT-201 could potentially facilitate the creation of more reliable dialysis access sites."

About Vascular Access in Hemodialysis

Patients with end stage kidney disease must undergo periodic external blood filtering by hemodialysis machines in order to remove fluid and metabolic byproducts from their blood. Vascular surgeons prepare patients for hemodialysis by creating access sites in the body that can be connected to hemodialysis machines. These high flow access sites are usually created by connecting an artery to a vein, resulting in a "shunt" of blood from the artery to the vein. There are three main types of chronic hemodialysis access sites: Arteriovenous fistulas are created by connecting veins directly to arteries, arteriovenous grafts are created by connecting veins to arteries with a segment of artificial tubing, and catheters are placed directly in large veins in the neck or chest. These access sites are often difficult to create and prone to failure, resulting in treatment interruptions, hospitalizations, painful corrective surgical procedures, and premature death.

About Proteon Therapeutics

Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. is a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing novel, first-in-class pharmaceuticals to address the critical, rapidly expanding medical needs of patients with kidney and vascular diseases. The company is leveraging a unique understanding of tissue remodeling to develop a pipeline of proprietary pharmaceuticals. The company is headquartered in Waltham, MA, and has research facilities in Kansas City, MO. For additional information please visit http://www.proteontherapeutics.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Proteon Therapeutics
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Canadian firm buys Proventiv Therapeutics, makes ex-Bone Care exec CEO
2. Amplification of genome-representative DNA from limited sources with GenomePlex WGA technology for use in genetic alterations studies
3. Wisconsin firms to present at Cleantech venture capital event
4. New Sonic Foundry search engine finds words, phrases in video presentations
5. Lone Wisconsin firm to present at InvestMidwest
6. Sonic Foundry creates search engine for 7,000 expert video presentations
7. InvestMidWest calls for business presentations
8. Wicab to present BrainPort at Boston conference
9. Three more Wisconsin firms to present at venture forum
10. Six Wisconsin firms to present at BIO Mid-America VentureForum
11. New Health and Human Services representative for Midwest
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Regular discussions on a range of subjects ... the two entities said Poloz. Speaking at a ... , he pointed to the country,s inflation target, which ... "In certain areas ... have common economic goals, why not sit down and address ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Researchers at the Universita Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona combed medical journal ... Their findings are the subject of a new article on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. ... the blood, lung fluid or tissue of mesothelioma patients that can help point doctors ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016   Boston Biomedical , ... compounds designed to target cancer stemness pathways, announced ... granted Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food ... gastric cancer, including gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. Napabucasin ... to inhibit cancer stemness pathways by targeting STAT3, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has ... Association to serve as their official health care ... Willowbrook will provide sponsorship support, athletic training services, ... coaches, volunteers, athletes and families. "We ... Association and to bring Houston Methodist quality services ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/2/2016)... 2, 2016 Perimeter Surveillance & ... Systems, Physical Infrastructure, Support & Other Service  ... offers comprehensive analysis of the global Border ... generate revenues of $17.98 billion in 2016. ... a leader in software and hardware technologies for advanced ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Ampronix facilitates superior patient care by providing unparalleled technology to ... display is the latest premium product recently added to the range of products distributed ... ... ... Imaging- LCD Medical Display- Ampronix News ...
(Date:5/16/2016)... NEW YORK , May 16, 2016   ... authentication solutions, today announced the opening of an IoT ... to strengthen and expand the development of embedded ... provides an unprecedented level of convenience and security with ... to authenticate one,s identity aside from DNA. EyeLock,s platform ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):