Navigation Links
VisEn Launches New Cat B 750 Fast(TM) Fluorescence Molecular Imaging Agent at American Heart Association Meeting
Date:11/12/2009

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- VisEn Medical Inc., a leader in fluorescence in vivo imaging from research through medicine, announced today the commercial launch of its new Cat B 750 FAST(TM) imaging agent for measuring and monitoring cathepsin B activity associated with disease progression and therapeutic response in vivo. Cathepsin B expression is well known as a key biomarker and therapeutic target in a range of diseases, including atherosclerosis, oncology, and arthritis. The new agent is expected to have a significant impact in cardiovascular disease research, and is being launched at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009 in Orlando.

Cathepsin B proteases play an important role in disease progression and host response in several disease areas, and are key biomarkers in assessing and characterizing disease states. The new Cat B 750 FAST(TM) agent is designed to complement in vitro and in vivo protease readouts from cell-based assays and VisEn's existing in vivo agent product lines, providing earlier imaging time points and narrower specificity profiles of cathepsin B within the cathepsin family of proteases.

The new Cat B 750 FAST(TM) agent represents an additional protease-sensing agent developed from VisEn's new FAST ("Fluorescent Activatable Sensor Technology") in vivo agent platform. FAST agents are based on high-performance activatable smaller molecules that combine advanced biomarker specificity with optimized biocompatibility and rapid pharmacokinetics. These benefits allow for precise measurement and monitoring of key disease biomarkers in vivo.

VisEn also announced the commercial availability of its ReninSense680 FAST(TM) agent for localized in vivo measurement of changes in renin-angiotensin system (RAS) involved in hypertension and some neurological diseases.

"We continue to be very pleased with the rapidly expanding capability and adoption of our fluorescence agents and FMT imaging systems as a standard in measuring key biologic pathways and biomarkers in vivo," said Kirtland Poss, President and CEO of VisEn. "We look forward to working further with our customers in advancing their research and therapeutic development in these important disease areas."

VisEn's proprietary fluorescence imaging agents and labels are designed to provide the industry's broadest and most robust range of biologically-specific imaging readouts in vivo. VisEn offers over 30 different fluorescence molecular agents for imaging key disease-associated biologic targets, processes and pathways. VisEn agent brands include ProSense®, IntegriSense(TM), AngioSense(TM), OsteoSense®, MMPSense(TM), Cat K FAST(TM), Annexin-Vivo(TM), and now ReninSense FAST and Cat B FAST. VisEn also offers specialized lines of in vivo agent labeling platforms, including its proprietary VivoTag® fluorescence labeling dyes for custom agent development and its NanoSpark® labeling nanoparticles. They are all designed and optimized specifically for superior biocompatibility, brightness, stability and performance in in vivo imaging.

All VisEn agents and labels are designed for in vivo biomarker quantification using VisEn's Fluorescence Molecular Tomography (FMT(TM)) imaging systems, or for general use along with other non-quantitative fluorescence in vivo imaging systems. VisEn agents are also designed to enable complementary in vitro biomarker readouts in cells and tissues using standard fluorescence microscopy and cellular-based imaging systems. With a focus on translational research and results, all of VisEn's technologies are designed to generate translational data linking pre-clinical research into clinical medicine.

About VisEn Medical Inc.

VisEn's in vivo fluorescence imaging technologies, including its Fluorescence Agent Portfolio and its Fluorescence Molecular Tomography (FMT(TM)) Imaging Systems, provide robust fluorescence molecular imaging performance in identifying, characterizing and quantifying ranges of disease biomarkers and therapeutic efficacy in vivo. VisEn's FMT systems and agents are used by leading research institutions and pharmaceutical companies worldwide in applications including cancer research, inflammation, cardiovascular, skeletal and pulmonary disease. The Company also works with large pharmaceutical and clinical partners to design ranges of tailored molecular imaging agents and applications designed for their specific pre-clinical and clinical research areas.

Additional information can be found at www.visenmedical.com.

SOURCE VisEn Medical Inc.


'/>"/>
SOURCE VisEn Medical Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Fox Chase Cancer Center and VisEn Medical Announce Program to Advance First Clinical Trials of Novel Fluorescence Molecular Imaging Technologies
2. VisEn Molecular Imaging Technology Enables Key Insights Into Newly Discovered Biologic Pathway Published in SCIENCE
3. Iomai Launches Phase 1/2 Safety Study of Dose-Sparing Patch for Use With Pandemic Influenza Vaccine
4. Keeping the Data Center Clean: ATEN Launches Industry-First KVM Switches with Antimicrobial Nanocoating to Protect Products from Bacteria Surviving on Surfaces
5. Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) Launches Phase III Study for Pixantrone in Relapsed Indolent Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL)
6. Tengion Launches Second Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Regenerated Human Organ
7. Strategic Diagnostics Launches Initial Oncology-Targeted Antibody Reagent Catalog
8. deCODE Launches Phase II Clinical Testing of DG051 for the Prevention of Heart Attack
9. Premier Micronutrient Launches Supplement for Hearing Health
10. deCODE Launches deCODE MI(TM) -- A Test for a Major Genetic Risk Factor for Early-onset Heart Attack
11. PDHI Launches ConXus Rewards, Announces Partnership With Hallmark Insights to Support Incentive-Driven Wellness Programs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... 5, 2016  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and ... announced underwritten secondary offering of 11,027,558 shares of its ... affiliates of Blackstone and Goldman Sachs.  The shares are ... of $96.45 per share. The selling stockholders will receive ... Biomet nor any of its directors, officers or other ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016 Site Profile: --> ... - The Speech Recognition People, announced their latest primary healthcare case ... care, reduce turnaround times and to save the practice money. ... since 2013 Challenge: --> ,- Wirral CCG ... - Six doctors ,- Wirral CCG ,- VoicePower client since 2013 ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... For hospitals considering enrollment in the Federal ... the program, the Health Resources and Services Administration,s (HRSA) ... Mega-Guidance , could have significant impact on plans and ... 2016. Essential Insights , Daniel Neal, ... the Mega-Guidance,s key proposed changes, including a new requirement ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/5/2016)... UT (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Today, ... Nutrition , announced that the much-anticipated feature with author Jahnavi Foster, specialist in healthy ... Amateur TV Network. , Each week, on his weekly Whole-Food Warrior TV show, Frank ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... MN (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... The ... at the Day Block Event Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Triumph Over Parkinson’s will fund ... Larry Schneiderman, owner of Schneiderman’s Furniture, lives with Parkinson’s disease and is the architect ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Francisco Canales, MD and Heather ... Napa Valley office. The technique utilizes the body’s own healing abilities to quickly ... Furnas, are part of only a select few cosmetic surgeons bringing this procedure ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Freed-Hardeman University President Joe A. ... a joint enrollment and degree completion agreement. The agreement, which begins with ... at FHU|Dickson. , The agreement allows students to be jointly admitted to ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) ... and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach ... Wine Tasting Event at the La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):