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Feb 7, 2007

Diosynth Extends Commercial Supply Ageement with PDL BioPharma

  • Diosynth Biotechnology signed an extension of its exclusive agreement with PDL BioPharma for the commercial manufacture of Retavase® (reteplase), a fibrinolytic agent that has been marketed in North America since October 1996.

    Retavase is indicated for use in the management of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in adults for the improvement of ventricular function following AMI, the reduction of the incidence of congestive heart failure, and the reduction of mortality associated with AMI.



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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

Do you agree that ecstasy should be studied for its potential therapeutic benefits?

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