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Advanced Magnetics Announces Positive Results from Two Additional,Phase III Studies of Ferumoxytol as an Intravenous Iron Replacement,Therapeutic

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 11, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Magnetics today announced positive results from two additional Phase III clinical trials of ferumoxytol as an intravenous (IV) iron replacement therapeutic that are being presented today at approximately 6:00 pm EDT as posters at the National Kidney Foundation's Spring Clinical Meeting in Orlando, Florida. These posters are available in the investor section on the company's web site at http://www.advancedmagnetics.com.

The first poster, "Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Ferumoxytol as an Intravenous Iron Replacement Therapy in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients Not on Dialysis" shows results from 303 non-dialysis dependent CKD patients who were randomized to receive either two 510 mg doses of ferumoxytol within one week or 200 mg of oral iron daily for three weeks. This Phase III study demonstrated a statistically significant achievement of all primary and secondary endpoints. Additionally, all primary and secondary endpoints were achieved with statistical significance in both patients on erythropoiesis stimulating proteins (ESP) and those not on ESPs. These new results are consistent with the results previously presented at the American Society of Nephrology's Renal Week in San Diego, CA in November 2006 from another study in non-dialysis dependent CKD patients with an identical protocol.

The second poster, "Evaluation of the Safety of Intravenous Ferumoxytol for Iron Replacement Therapy in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)" shows results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover Phase III study which enrolled a total of 750 patients, including both dialysis-dependent CKD patients and non-dialysis dependent CKD patients, who received either one 510 mg dose of ferumoxytol or IV placebo (saline) at day zero and received the other treatment at day seven.
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