Navigation Links
AVI BioPharma Partner Cook Medical Announces Completion of Patient,Enrollment for APPRAISAL Phase II Clinical Trial for Treatment of,Cardiovascular Disease

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 10, 2007 - AVI BioPharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:AVII) announced today that its partner Cook Medical has completed target patient enrollment and released six-month follow-up data from a Phase II clinical trial known as Appraisal. The trial, currently being held in Germany, was designed to study the effect of the Neugene(R) antisense drug Resten-MP(TM), when used in conjunction with the placement of one or more bare metal stents, in the prevention of cardiovascular restenosis, the narrowing of an artery following a cardiac procedure such as angioplasty.

"We are pleased with the progress our partner Cook Medical has made with our NEUGENE in this trial," said K. Michael Forrest, interim chief executive officer of AVI. "We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Cook Medical as they work to commercialize our technology in the cardiology market."

Cook's release may be viewed on AVI's website at

About AVI BioPharma

AVI BioPharma develops therapeutic products for the treatment of life-threatening diseases using third-generation NEUGENE antisense drugs and ESPRIT exon skipping technology. AVI's lead NEUGENE antisense compound is designed to target cell proliferation disorders, including cardiovascular restenosis. In addition to targeting specific genes in the body, AVI's antiviral program uses NEUGENE antisense compounds to combat disease by targeting single-stranded RNA viruses, including West Nile virus, hepatitis C virus, dengue virus, Ebola virus and influenza A virus. AVI's NEUGENE-based ESPRIT technology will initially be applied to potential treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. More information about AVI is available on the company's Web site at

About Cook Medical

Cook Medical was the first company to introduce interventional devices in the United States. Today, the company participates in all gl obal markets, integrating device design, biopharma, gene and cell therapy and biotech to enhance patient safety and improve clinical outcomes. Cook won the prestigious Medical Device Manufacturer of the Year for 2006 from Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry magazine. For more information, visit

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements that are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the results of research and development efforts, the results of preclinical and clinical testing, the effect of regulation by the FDA and other agencies, the impact of competitive products, product development, commercialization and technological difficulties, and other risks detailed in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.


AVI BioPharma, Inc.
Michael Hubbard, 503-227-0554
Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates Inc.
AVI Investor Contacts
Jody Cain, 310-691-7100
Brandi Floberg, 310-691-7100
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Healthcare Practice
AVI Press Contact
Jenny Moede, 503-443-7000


Related medicine technology :

1. Array BioPharma to Present at the C.E Unterbeg, Towbin Emerging Growth Conference
2. DOR BioPharma Announces Issuance of European Patent for Its Oral Multivalent Botulinum Toxin Vaccine BT-VACC
3. DOR BioPharma Announces Publication Describing Results of Its Multivalent Botulinum Toxin Vaccine BT-VACC
4. Array BioPharma Reports New Clinical Data on Its Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
5. PDL BioPharma Announces Long-Term Nuvion Data Presented at 2007 Digestive Disease Week
6. AVI BioPharma Reports Positive Pre-Clinical Influenza Data
7. Helix BioPharma Corp. Announces Positive Phase II Clinical Results with its Topical Interferon Alpha-2b
8. CeNeRx BioPharma Announces Positive Phase I Results in First Human Trial of Third Generation RIMA Antidepressant
9. Integrated BioPharmas Proprietary Vaccine Technology Achieves Strong Positive Results
10. GenoLogics Announces Bioinformatics Partnership with Illumina
11. Novelos Therapeutics Announces Encouraging Results in Ongoing Phase 2 Ovarian Cancer Trial at Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... of the "Radioimmunoassay Market by Type ... Pharmaceutical Industry, Academics, Clinical Diagnostic Labs), Application ... Forecast to 2020" report to their ... announced the addition of the "Radioimmunoassay ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ... European Cell Surface Marker Testing Market: ...  report to their offering.  --> ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015 ... the addition of the "Global Brain ... their offering. --> ) ... "Global Brain Monitoring Devices Market 2015-2019" ... Research and Markets ( ) has ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... ... Indosoft Inc., developer and distributor of the world-class Asterisk based contact center software ... , The new Q-Suite 6 platform is based on the latest Java Enterprise standards. ... specific piece of software for many key components of the suite. Much of the ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Additional breast ... found on mammography, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. ... on mammography may necessitate a change in treatment. , Breast MRI is the ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... As part of a global movement to ... together who want to combine talents and resources to help create sustainable communities ... The non-profit launched its first major fundraiser on November 6, 2015 at Bent ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... The holiday season is jam-packed ... the palates of attendees is of the utmost importance. Whether you are cooking ... give these recipes a try this holiday season. , Turkey Croquettes , ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Finnleo, a leader in the ... several models of traditional and far-infrared saunas. , For traditional saunas, Finnleo ... most traditional Finnish sauna wood, and Finnleo uses only European Grade A Nordic White ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):