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Encouraging Phase III Results for ARCA Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABIO)


LOS ANGELES - 05/12/09 - BioMedReports, the news portal covering the biomedical news and financial sector is tracking ARCA biopharma, Inc. (ARCA), formerly Nuvelo, Inc. as their lead product candidate Gencaro (bucindolol hydrochloride), a beta-blocker and mild vasodilator is under review by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for chronic heart failure (HF).

Arca biopharma has reported data from the pivotal Phase III Best trial of Gencaro in patients with advanced chronic heart failure. The trial results demonstrated that, in a demographically diverse group of primarily US patients with New York Heart Association class III and IV heart failure, Gencaro treatment resulted in a near significant overall survival benefit and statistically significant benefits in slowing progression of heart failure.

Gencaro (bucindolol) NDA for the treatment of chronic heart failure has a PDUFA decision date of 5/31/09.

A full report on the developments appears today at BioMedReports.Com.


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