The Medicines Company To Present New Data on Cardiovascular Portfolio at American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions

05 Nov 2015

The Medicines Company today announced it will present new data from both its established antithrombotic portfolio and investigational hypercholesterolemia pipeline at the 2015 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, November 7-11 in Orlando, FL.

The presentations at AHA will include a late breaking clinical trial session where new interim findings will be unveiled from the Phase I program on ALN-PCSsc, an RNAi investigational therapy targeting PCSK9 for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals conducted this trial under a collaboration agreement with The Medicines Company and will present the results on Wednesday, November 11th at 11:57 am EDT. Unlike anti-PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies that bind to the protein in blood, ALN-PCSsc impedes PCSK9 synthesis in the liver. Preliminary interim data on ALN-PCSsc were presented recently at the annual meeting of the European Society Cardiology in London.

Investigators will also present three abstracts on antithrombotic KENGREAL™ (cangrelor), including two new subgroup analyses from the landmark CHAMPION PHOENIX trial of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The first CHAMPION PHOENIX subgroup analysis explores the performance of KENGREAL versus clopidogrel in reducing serious ischemic complications in PCI patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). The second subgroup analysis evaluates ischemic risk reduction with KENGREAL versus clopidogrel in the U.S. as compared to non-U.S. patient subgroups.

Details for the key presentations are summarized below (all times in Eastern):

  Time Product Event   Place







KENGREAL™ (cangrelor)

POSTER S2088: Effect of Cangrelor on Cardiovascular & Bleeding Events in Patients with PAD - Insights From CHAMPION PHOENIX

  Posters A2




SESSION 610: Variation in Patient Profiles and Outcomes in US and non-US Subgroups of the Cangrelor vs Standard Therapy to Achieve Optimal Management of Platelet Inhibition (CHAMPION PHOENIX)


Room A2
Clin Sci
Theater 1



5:30 pm  



POSTER T1132: Cangrelor’s Anti-infarct Effect Requires Phosphorylation of Sphingosine in Platelets: The Missing Link

Posters A2



11:57 am  


Late-Breaking Clinical Trials 04:

Novel Therapies for Common Problems: ALN-PCSsc, an RNAi Investigational Agent That Inhibits PCSK9 With Potential for Effective Quarterly or Possibly Bi-Annual Dosing: Results of Single-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 1 Single-Ascending Dose & Multi-Dose Trial in Adults w/ Elevated LDL-C, on & off Statins

Chapin Theater


4:30 pm

– 5:30



CONFERENCE CALL : Joint telephone and WebEx conference call with our partner, Alnylam, to discuss ALN-PCSsc results

See below for the
call details


Conference Call

ALN-PCSsc results will be discussed on a joint telephone and WebEx conference call with our partner, Alnylam, on November 11th at 4:30 pm EDT. This call is being webcast and can be accessed via Alnylam’s website at as well as The Medicines Company’s website at

Domestic Dial-in: + 1 (877) 312-7507

Ex-US Dial-in: +1 (631) 813-4828

Passcode for both Dial-in numbers: 76033533

Replay is available from 7:30 pm Eastern time following the conference call. To hear a replay of the call, dial + 1 (855) 859-2056 (domestic) and + 1 (404) 537-3406 (international). Passcode for both dial-in numbers is 76033533.

In addition, the slides that will be used during the call can found on the event page of the Investor Relations section of our website at

About ALN-PCSsc (investigational product)

ALN-PCSsc is a subcutaneously administered RNAi therapeutic targeting the gene proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), a target validated by human genetics that is involved in the metabolism of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C, or “bad” cholesterol). ALN-PCSsc utilizes Alnylam’s proprietary Enhanced Stabilization Chemistry (ESC)-GalNAc-siRNA conjugate delivery platform. ESC-GalNAc-siRNA conjugates are designed to achieve targeted delivery of RNAi therapeutics to hepatocytes through uptake by the asialoglycoprotein receptor, and enable subcutaneous dosing with increased potency and durability and a wide therapeutic index. Alnylam and The Medicines Company are collaborating in the advancement of ALN-PCSsc per the companies’ agreement formed in early 2013. Under the terms of the agreement, Alnylam will complete certain pre-clinical studies and a Phase 1 clinical study of ALN-PCSsc and The Medicines Company is responsible for leading and funding development from Phase 2 forward as well as potential commercialization.

About KENGREAL™ (cangrelor) for Injection


KENGREAL™ is a P2Y12 platelet inhibitor indicated as an adjunct to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to reduce the risk of periprocedural myocardial infarction (MI), repeat coronary revascularization, and stent thrombosis (ST) in patients who have not been treated with a P2Y12 platelet inhibitor and are not being given a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor.

Important Safety Information

KENGREAL™ is contraindicated in patients with significant active bleeding. KENGREAL™ is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylaxis) to cangrelor or any component of the product. Drugs that inhibit platelet P2Y12 function, including KENGREAL™, increase the risk of bleeding. In CHAMPION PHOENIX, bleeding events of all severities were more common with KENGREAL™ than with clopidogrel. Bleeding complications with KENGREAL™ were consistent across a variety of clinically important subgroups. Once KENGREAL™ is discontinued, there is no antiplatelet effect after an hour.

The most common adverse reaction is bleeding.

Please see full prescribing information for KENGREAL, available at

About The Medicines Company

The Medicines Company's purpose is to save lives, alleviate suffering and contribute to the economics of healthcare by focusing on 3000 leading acute/intensive care hospitals worldwide. Its vision is to be a leading provider of solutions in three areas: serious infectious disease care, acute cardiovascular care and surgery and perioperative care. The company operates in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions with global centers today in Parsippany, NJ, USA and Zurich, Switzerland.

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Bob Laverty, +1 973-290-6162
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Vice President, Communications
Investor Relations:
Krishna Gorti, MD, +1 973-290-6122
Vice President, Investor Relations

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