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  • karenyao07 karenyao07 Apr 16, 2013 7:58 PM Flag

    What AFFY CEO said on November 14, 2012

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    John Orwin

    Thank you very much and welcome. ...

    ... the label is very similar as are the warning for OMONTYS as exists for other ESAs including Aranesp. Here is a shot of the product itself. It represents the first one’s monthly ESA available in the United States. The market for ESA and dialysis has been primarily Epogen which is a 13 times a month product and ...

    So, first one once monthly product launch in the second quarter. We compete in a large market. it’s a little greater than $2 billion net in the US and we believed and I think it’s been affirmed in the marketplace that there was a strong desire to have therapeutic alternative to Epogen and Aranesp to the existing ESAs ... we’re happy to report on some terrific progress that we've made. Fresenius which is the largest dialysis provider in the US has undertaken a fairly large scale conversion. They've converted over 10,000 patients at this point and we have a supply agreement in place with them and we’ll be working toward a long term supply agreement. We announced last week on our earnings call that we signed two additional medium sized dialysis organizations or MDOs bringing the total to four out of the existing six, so roughly two things of the available business on the MOD side. ...
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    SO, NO PROBLEM FOR FIRST 10000 PATIENTS OR BY 11/14/2012.

 
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