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Triumph-1 Trial of Viveta in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Meets Primary Endpoint
Date:11/1/2007

ximately 200 patients entered the open-label continuation study. Approximately 160 patients are currently being treated with Viveta, with the longest duration of treatment exceeding two years.

"I am elated by the success of our TRIUMPH study," said Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of both United Therapeutics and Lung Rx. "Special recognition is owed to the two physicians who urged us to develop this medicine, Professor Werner Seeger of the University of Giessen in Germany and Professor Lewis Rubin of the University of California San Diego, as well as to our hard-working investigators and clinical development teams led by David Zaccardelli and Ted Staub."

"These results build upon the treprostinil franchise we have established with our previous approvals of subcutaneous and intravenous Remodulin. We are excited that the primary efficacy analysis so conclusively confirms the benefits of Viveta as combination therapy on 6MW distance, as the delivery of treprostinil by inhalation following regulatory approval will provide another important treatment option for patients with this severe disease," said Roger Jeffs, Ph.D., President and Chief Operating Officer of United Therapeutics. "We will now focus our energies on completing the necessary regulatory filings so that patients worldwide can have access to inhaled Viveta as a prescribed route of delivery."

"The use of therapeutic combinations has become the generally accepted treatment paradigm for patients with PAH. This is the first well-controlled pivotal study demonstrating a significant benefit of combination therapy in patients who are optimized on another class of therapy, and provides clear demonstration that patients can be further improved by the addition of inhaled Viveta," said TRIUMPH-1 Steering Committee Co-Chair Lewis J. Rubin, MD, FCCP, Professor of Medicine at University of California San Diego Medical Center. "The promise of a convenient and long-acting pros
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