Medgenics, Inc. Cleared to Initiate Phase IIa Anemia Study of EPODURE Biopump in Dialysis Patients in Israel

Published: Mar 23, 2012

MISGAV, Israel and SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medgenics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MDGN and AIM: MEDU, MEDG), the developer of a novel technology for the sustained production and delivery of therapeutic proteins in patients using their own tissue, today announced receipt of clearance from the Israeli Ministry of Health to initiate a Phase IIa clinical study evaluating the safety and efficacy of sustained erythropoietin (“EPO”) therapy produced and delivered by the Company’s EPODURE™ Biopumps™. The study will assess EPODURE’s ability to replace months of routine EPO injections for the treatment of anemia in patients with end-stage renal disease (“ESRD” or “kidney failure”) who are on dialysis.

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