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The Medicines Company

November 02, 2011 16:30 ET

The Medicines Company Announces Schedule of Events at Upcoming Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference

First Angiomax® (Bivalirudin) Data in Structural Heart Disease Procedures; Cangrelor Bridge Featured as Late Breaking Trial

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) today announced its schedule of events at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting taking place from November 7-11 in San Francisco. TCT is the world's largest educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. A fact sheet with a comprehensive list of activities is posted to


Angiomax will be featured in 24 oral and poster abstract presentations throughout the meeting. Early results of new research programs now underway for Angiomax will also be presented.

Monday, November 7
7:00pm - Room 121
Special Twilight Sessions. Featured Clinical Research I. Transcatheter Valve and STEMI/Heart Failure Therapies

  • A Two-Center Registry Study Comparing Bivalirudin and UFH in Patients Undergoing Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty. George D. Dangas, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

This session will review the first data on Angiomax use in structural heart disease patients as part of the BRAVO (BivaliRudin to improve Aortic Valve intervention Outcomes) research program.

In addition, the Angiomax Endovascular Research Council (AERC) will meet for the first time. The AERC is convened by The Medicines Company to guide and initiate collaborative Angiomax projects in the peripheral vascular system.

Wednesday, November 9
12:35pm - Main Arena - Esplanade Ballroom

  • BRIDGE: A Prospective, Double-Blind, Multicenter, Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Intravenous Cangrelor in Patients Awaiting Surgery. Dominick J. Angiolillo, MD, PhD, University of Florida-Shands

Cangrelor is an investigational intravenous antiplatelet agent currently undergoing phase III clinical trials. The purpose of the BRIDGE trial is to investigate whether patients receiving cangrelor infusion before coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have an acceptable safety profile and can undergo surgery without excessive peri-operative bleeding. The safety and efficacy of cangrelor has not been established or approved by the FDA or any regulatory agency for any use.

About Angiomax® (bivalirudin) for Injection

Angiomax is a direct thrombin inhibitor with a naturally reversible mechanism of action and a 25 minute half-life.

In the United States, Angiomax with provisional GPI is indicated in patients undergoing angioplasty, also called PCI, and in patients with, or at risk of, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis syndrome (HIT/HITTS) undergoing PCI. In addition, Angiomax is indicated for use as an anticoagulant in patients with UA undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Angiomax is intended for use with aspirin. The most common adverse events for Angiomax in clinical trials comparing Angiomax and heparin were back pain, pain, nausea, headache and hypotension. The incidence of these adverse events was comparable in both the Angiomax and heparin groups in these trials. An unexplained fall in blood pressure or hematocrit, or any unexplained symptom, should lead to serious consideration of a hemorrhagic event and cessation of Angiomax administration. Angiomax is contraindicated in patients with active major bleeding or hypersensitivity to Angiomax or its components. Angiomax is not approved for use in ACS patients not undergoing PCI. Please see full prescribing information available at

About The Medicines Company
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) provides medical solutions to improve health outcomes for patients in acute and intensive care hospitals worldwide. These solutions comprise medicines and knowledge that directly impact the survival and well-being of critically ill patients. The Medicines Company's website is

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