Midstage trial of Boehringer's anti-clot drug begins

12/10/2007 | Yahoo!

German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH on Sunday announced it has started a midstage trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its experimental drug dabigatran etexilate for patients with acute coronary syndrome. Dabigatran was found as effective as Sanofi-Aventis' Lovenox in preventing blood clots after hip surgery, and is expected to compete against Bayer's new drug rivaroxaban.

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