FluoroPharma Diagnostic Imaging Products Included at Two Major Scientific Forums
Published: Sep 10, 2012
MONTCLAIR, NJ--(Marketwire - September 10, 2012) - FluoroPharma Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: FPMI), a company specializing in the development of novel diagnostic imaging products that utilize positron emission tomography (PET) technology for the detection and assessment of disease before clinical manifestation, today confirmed that FluoroPharma diagnostic products were included in presentations at two significant Scientific forums.
On September 7, 2012, BFPET images were presented at the17th Annual Scientific Session of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) at the Mario Verani Lecture. The images were included in a lecture by Dr. Gary V. Heller on "Nuclear Cardiology in 2012 and Beyond: Can we Meet the Challenges?" The meeting was held in Baltimore, MD from September 6-9, 2012.
FluoroPharma also noted that two abstracts describing FluoroPharma products were presented as posters at the World Molecular Imaging Congress. The meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland from September 5-9, 2012.
According to Thijs Spoor, President & CEO of FluoroPharma Medical, "We are greatly encouraged that our products were included in these prestigious forums. It is our hope that the data will continue to provide validation of the value our compounds will give to the medical community in advancing the goal of personalized medicine. Through innovations and developments in molecular imaging agents, FluoroPharma's goal is to become the leader in early detection of coronary artery and alzheimer diseases."
About FluoroPharma Medical
FluoroPharma is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of proprietary PET imaging products to evaluate cardiac disease at the cellular and molecular levels. The Company has licensed technology from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
The Company's goal is to enable personalized medicine through advanced imaging products that will help the medical community diagnose disease more accurately at the earliest stages, leading to more effective treatment, management and better patient outcomes.
The Company's initial focus is the development of breakthrough positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agents for the efficient detection and assessment of acute and chronic forms of coronary artery disease (CAD). FluoroPharma is advancing two products in clinical trials for assessment of acute and chronic forms of coronary disease. These first in class agents have been designed to rapidly target myocardial cells. Other products in development include agents for detection of inflamed atherosclerotic plaque in peripheral arteries, agents with the potential to image Alzheimer's disease and agents that could potentially be used for imaging specific cancers.
For more information on the Company, please visit: www.fluoropharma.com
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging FluoroPharma's BFPET is a novel imaging agent for myocardial perfusion imaging with the potential for measuring cardiovascular blood flow. BFPET, a Flourine-18 labeled tracer, has been designed to enter the myocardial cells in direct proportion to blood flow and cell membrane potential. These are two of the most important physiological indicators upon which adequate blood supply to the heart depends. BFPET has been designed to differentiate among those cells of the myocardium that may be ischemic, infarcted and those that are healthy.
Ischemic and infarcted cells should take up less BFPET than healthy myocardial cells. The signal emitted by BFPET should be inversely proportional to the extent of myocardial injury. Therefore, FluoroPharma believes that ischemic heart tissue can be reliably detected by using BFPET.
Late last year, FluoroPharma announced that it had been granted patent rights in China for BFPET and another imaging agent, AZPET which is still in the very early phase of discovery.
About Symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD):
Symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) affects millions of patients worldwide and, according to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the world. Cardiologists' demand for faster, more accurate diagnostic tools continuously drives the development of non-invasive techniques with increased sensitivity and accuracy for the detection and assessment of acute and chronic CAD.
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are inherently unreliable and actual results may differ materially. Examples of forward looking statements in this news release include statements regarding FluoroPharma's research and development activities and anticipated operating results. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include such factors as significant fluctuations in expenses associated with clinical trials, failure to secure additional financing, the inability to complete regulatory filings with the Food and Drug Administration, the introduction of competing products, or management's ability to attract and maintain qualified personnel necessary for the development and commercialization of its planned products, and other information that may be detailed from time to time in FluoroPharma's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. FluoroPharma undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Carol J. Perlman
FluoroPharma Medical, Inc.
Cameron Associates, Inc.