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Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces New Phase 2 Results Confirming Immediate, Dose-Dependent And Well-Tolerated Reversal Of Anticoagulation Activity Of XARELTO® (Rivaroxaban) With Andexanet Alfa (PRT4445*), Investigational Factor Xa Inhibitor Reversal Agent



12/10/2013 9:35:51 AM

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NEW ORLEANS and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Portola Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:PTLA) today announced additional results of a Phase 2 proof-of-concept study that showed andexanet alfa's ability to immediately reverse the anticoagulation activity of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) through the administration of a short intravenous bolus. The data also showed that this reversal can be prolonged if needed by a continuous infusion. Andexanet alfa was well tolerated, with no serious adverse events reported. The data were presented at the 55th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in New Orleans by lead investigator Mark Crowther, M.D., M.Sc., associate chair, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

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