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Andaris claims success with Phase I trials of echo agent

This article was originally published in Clinica

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UK company Andaris has reported successful completion of Phase I trials of an ultrasound contrast agent. The agent comprises hollow albumin microcapsules measuring 3.0 microns in diameter which are delivered intravenously. The trials showed prolonged systemic Doppler signal enhancement and 2-D opacification of the left and right ventricles and myocardium, according to the company. Andaris, which was set up six months ago, claims that the agent will allow physicians to measure quantitatively cardiac output, ejection fraction and intravascular flow without repeated doses.

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