Friday, February 29, 2008

Michael Bristow, M.D., Ph.D. Wins 2008 PhRMA Award

Congratulations to Michael Bristow, M.D., Ph.D., the S. Gilbert Blount Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado, Head of Cardiology, Co-director of the University of Colorado Cardiovascular Institute, co-founder of Myogen (acquired by Gilead (NASDAQ: GILD), founder of ARCA Discovery and now add to that list winner of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) 2008 Discoverers Award - Clinical Trial Exceptional Services Award. The distinguished award was given for discoveries made in the early 1980’s where Dr. Bristow found the failing human heart was subjected to harmful amounts of increased adrenergic activity, and the logical therapeutic response to that activity was beta-blockade; as well as for being the Principal Investigator and Chair of the Phase II and Phase III trials for Coreg (carvedilol) where Dr. Bristow’s work also helped to characterize the receptor and molecular profiles of the drug in the human heart. Coreg a medication by GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) was the first beta-blocker approved by the FDA for the treatment of heart failure.

PhRMA represents the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. PhRMA companies are leading the way in the search for new cures. PhRMA members alone invested an estimated $43 billion in 2006 in discovering and developing new medicines. Industry-wide research and investment reached a record $55.2 billion in 2006.

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