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Radiopharmaceutical Cardiolite has 15 Percent More Market Share than Myoview for September 2008
Date:11/11/2008

Administration of Astellas's Lexiscan in Patients Increased by 58 Percent From August to September 2008, According To New Data from Arlington Medical Resources

MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR), a provider of premier market intelligence for the pharmaceutical and diagnostic imaging industries, finds that Lantheus Medical Imaging's Cardiolite has 15 percent more market share than General Electric's Myoview for September 2008. Both Cardiolite and Myoview are administered intravenously as part of the Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Stress Test to highlight areas of the heart. The Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Stress Test is given to help diagnose coronary artery disease.

"Compared to data from our September 2007 audit, Cardiolite use has dropped nine percent. Even so, Cardiolite continues to dominate the radiopharmaceutical market," stated Anna Fisher, analyst at AMR.

The newly released edition of the Myocardial Perfusion Study Monthly Monitor also finds the number of patients who were administered Astellas's Lexiscan (regadenoson) increased 58.5 percent from August 2008 to September 2008. Lexiscan is the newest pharmacologic stress agent on the market--introduced in June 2008--and it is used in patients unable to undergo exercise stress testing.

Why Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies Need this Information

The Myocardial Perfusion Study Monthly Monitor enables pharmaceutical and medical device companies to track the number of nuclear myocardial perfusion tests performed in hospital and non-hospital settings. For each study month, this audit provides projections of myocardial perfusion studies performed with each of the various radiopharmaceutical products. Projections are also provided for the number of studies involving pharmacologic stressing with intravenous adenosine, intravenous dipyridamole, intravenous regadenoson and intravenous dobutamine.

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