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Abraxis BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABII), a fully integrated biotechnology company, welcomes the announcement today that following a full submission, the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted ABRAXANE® (paclitaxel albumin) for restricted use within the National Health Service (NHS) for Scotland in patients who would otherwise receive docetaxel or 3-weekly solvent-based paclitaxel as second-line treatment for metastatic breast cancer.
"ABRAXANE's acceptance by the SMC is a significant milestone in our goal to provide patients in the United Kingdom and across Europe with an innovative treatment option," said Jean-François Gimonet, M.D., Vice President, European Operations of Abraxis BioScience.
For further information on the SMC's decision, please visit www.scottishmedicines.org.uk
About Abraxis BioScience
Abraxis BioScience is a fully integrated global biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery, development and delivery of next-generation therapeutics and core technologies that offer patients safer and more effective treatments for cancer and other critical illnesses. The company’s product pipeline is based on a proprietary tumor targeting technology known as the nab® (nanoparticle albumin bound) platform. The company continues to expand the nab® platform through a robust clinical program and deep product pipeline. Abraxis trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol ABII.
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