Aethlon Medical Announces Initiation of Compassionate-Use Program to Treat Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (AEMD), the pioneer in developing selective therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions, today announced the initiation of a compassionate-use clinical program to treat individuals infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV). The compassionate-use program, which has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the Medanta Medicity Institute (Medicity), will provide individuals who previously failed or subsequently relapsed standard-of-care drug regimens with treatment access to the Aethlon Hemopurifier®. The Hemopurifier® is a first-in-class medical device that selectively targets the rapid clearance of HCV from the entire circulatory system to improve benefit, dosing, duration and tolerability of drug therapies.
The Medicity is a $360 million multi-specialty medical institute established to be a premier center for medical tourism in India.