Navigation Links
Anthera Provides Corporate Update on Recent Activities
Date:3/15/2012

HAYWARD, Calif., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH), a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation and autoimmune disorders, today provided an update on company events following the recent termination of the VISTA-16 clinical study.

Immediately after the VISTA-16 Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) recommended halting the clinical study, the Company took steps to cease patient enrollment and dosing. Redundant levels of written communication were sent to the investigators and clinical sites involved in the study to immediately cease enrollment and to withdraw all enrolled patients. The Company will be conducting final patient follow-up visits within the coming weeks.

The Company has taken immediate action to decrease operating expenses through a reduction or elimination of vendor activities and immediate headcount reductions. This will result in an elimination of approximately 45% of Anthera's headcount. These combined actions allow for the reallocation of resources to other potential development programs and product portfolio efforts.

Development of blisibimod (A-623) continues to progress according to plan. The PEARL-SC study, which completed enrollment in the fourth quarter of 2011, is examining the therapeutic benefit of monthly and weekly subcutaneous administration of blisibimod in SLE patients. The primary endpoint of the PEARL-SC study is clinical improvement at 24 weeks in an SLE responder index. The study remains on track to produce top-line efficacy data in the second quarter of 2012.

In addition, the PEARL-SC open-label extension (OLE) study continues to enroll patients. All patients who participated in the PEARL-SC study are eligible for rollover into the OLE clinical study.

About Anthera Pharmaceuticals

Anthera Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation and autoimmune diseases.

Safe Harbor Statement

Any statements contained in this press release that refer to future events or other non-historical matters, including statements that are preceded by, followed by, or that include such words as "estimate," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "goal," "expect," "project," or similar statements, are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on Anthera's expectations as of the date of this press release and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially as set forth in Anthera's public filings with the SEC, including Anthera's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.  Anthera disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Anthera Announces Completion of Enrollment and Dosing in Phase II Trial of A-002 for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
2. Anthera Announces Positive Phase II Clinical Results From A-002 Cardiovascular Disease Trial
3. Antheras A-001 Receives Orphan Drug Status for the Prevention of Acute Chest Syndrome in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease
4. Anthera Announces Preliminary Positive Results From Once-Daily A-002 Phase II Cardiovascular Trial
5. Anthera Enters Into Manufacturing Agreements for Varespladib in Preparation for Pivotal Phase III Trials
6. DSMB Supports Continuation of Anthera Phase II Impacts Trial for the Prevention of Acute Chest Syndrome in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease
7. Anthera Pharmaceuticals Advances Global Development Strategy for Varespladib in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome With the Initiation of FRANCIS Trial
8. Anthera Completes Special Protocol Assessment With FDA and Receives EMEA Scientific Advice on Development Path Toward Varespladib Approval
9. Following Encouraging Results Anthera to Continue IMPACTS Trial for the Prevention of Acute Chest Syndrome in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease
10. Antheras Varespladib Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 FRANCIS Trial for the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome
11. Anthera Pharmaceuticals Announces Agreement With the FDA on a SPA for Planned Phase 3 Varespladib A-002 Study; Daniel K. Spiegelman Joins Board of Directors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report to ... the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, it ... excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment ... potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing number ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... date financial data derived from varied research sources to present ... impact on the market during the next five years, including ... sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 ... Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the ... announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by the ... diabetes stand in the way of academic and community ... Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues to advocate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... to fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... fully customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe ... from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine ... his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary ... Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. ... Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 ... The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to ... operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance ... and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, ... Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):