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Research and Markets: Markers of Platelett Activation/Inhibition.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c4cea7/markers_of_platele) has announced the addition of Future Medicine Ltd's new report "Markers of Platelett Activation/Inhibition" to their offering.

Functional testing is increasingly recognized as a useful biomarker to describe drug characteristics and guide both early and later clinical trial programs. This Special Focus Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Biomarkers in Medicine includes 7 manuscripts in which global experts in the field carefully describe the strengths, and the limitations, of functional testing for several established and emerging antiplatelet agents. Review articles include 'Clinical value of antiplatelet therapy in patients with acute coronary syndromes and in percutaneous coronary intervention' and 'Functional testing methods for the antiplatelet effect of P2Y12 receptor antagonists.'

Key Topics Covered:

FOREWARD:

* Aspirin, P2Y12 blockers, cilostazol, PAR-1 blockers and emerging antiplatelet therapies: can biomarkers guide clinical development and practice?

EDITORIAL

* Beyond platelet functional testing: value in the aggregate

REVIEWS

* Clinical value of antiplatelet therapy in patients with acute coronary syndromes and in percutaneous coronary intervention

* Functional testing methods for the antiplatelet effects of aspirin

* Functional testing methods for the antiplatelet effect of P2Y12 receptor antagonists

* Ticagrelor: from concept to clinical evaluation

* Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors: an update on the mechanism of action and use of functional testing methods to assess antiplatelet efficacy

For more information and to view a sample visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c4cea7/markers_of_platele
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