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December 08, 2015

There were twenty-nine treatment-emergent AEs, the most-frequent of which were injection site changes, were reported in 24 subjects (16 percent), 10 of whom were patients with probable Alzheimer's disease and 14 of whom were healthy volunteers. In two patients with probable Alzheimer's disease and three healthy volunteers, the AEs were deemed to be related to florbetaben, and included fatigue, "feeling hot", increased blood pressure, hematoma and "shaking of both hands." All adverse events (AEs) in the trial were resolved during the study period.

"Alzheimer's disease can be devastating for its victims and their families, and represents a large and growing cost burden for society," said Douglas Stefanelli, Vice President and General Manager, Diagnostic Imaging, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. "At Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, we are pleased that these encouraging results from our phase II studies suggest the potential of florbetaben PET imaging as a valuable tool for the detection of the hallmark indicator associated with Alzheimer's disease."

SOURCE Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals