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Sankyo Ceases Clinical Studies of Pactimibe, Investigational Drug for ASCVD.

Tokyo, Japan, Oct 28, 2005 - (JCNN) - Daiichi Sankyo announced on October 26 that its subsidiary Sankyo has decided to cease its ongoing clinical studies of pactimibe (CS-505), an investigational drug for the treatment of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). The agent pactimibe is an acyl-coenzyme A: cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) inhibitor.

The decision was made because the company could not obtain favorable results from the current phase II clinical study named the ACAT Intravascular Atherosclerosis Treatment Evaluation (ACTIVATE) study conducted in the US.

Detailed results of the ACTIVATE study will be presented at the 2005 American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions to be held in Texas on November 15.

Source: JCN http://www.japancorp.net

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