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Isis Pharmaceuticals starts phase 2 study evaluating ISIS-FXIRx.

M2 EQUITYBITES-October 30, 2012-Isis Pharmaceuticals starts phase 2 study evaluating ISIS-FXIRx(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com

Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ISIS), a company involved in antisense technology to discover and develop novel drugs for its product pipeline and for its partners, has started a phase 2 comparator-controlled study, evaluating ISIS-FXIRx in patients undergoing knee replacement surgery, also called total knee arthroplasty, it was reported yesterday.

The medicine inhibits the production of Factor XI, a coagulation factor produced in the liver that is involved in the formation of blood clots.

In this study the company will evaluate the effectiveness of the medicine in decreasing the number of thrombotic events in patients after TKA, without increasing bleeding.

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