Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Cardiome Pharma has published positive data from an observational, retrospective study performed at the Skane University Hospital in Malmö, Sweden. The study included 251 recent-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who received 355 BRINAVESS treatments between Jan. 15, 2011 and April 15, 2013. During the observation period, 70% of the AF patients treated with BRINAVESS converted with a median time of 11 minutes.
Cardiome Development, a subsidiary of Cardiome Pharma, and Tzamal Medical Group are collaborating to sell and distribute Brinavess (vernakalant intravenous) exclusively in Israel. Tzamal Medical, a private group of companies providing medical devices and equipment for the healthcare industry, has agreed to specific annual commercial goals for Brinavess, which was approved in Europe for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm in adults. Financial details of the agreement have not been disclosed.
Biopharmaceutical company Cardiome Pharma has selected Quintiles, a global provider of biopharmaceutical services, to provide comprehensive post-marketing lifecycle safety and global regulatory affairs services for Brinavess (vernakalant intravenous). Quintiles will begin providing these services effective immediately as Cardiome continues to prepare for the anticipated transfer of Brinavess from Merck to Cardiome.