2001 AASLD 52nd Annual meeting List of exhibitors

2001 AASLD 52nd Annual meeting List of exhibitors

2 0 0 1 AASLD 52 nd A N N U A L MEETING LIST OF EXHIBITORS Exhibits The AASLD would like to acknowledge and thank exhibitors for participating in the...

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The AASLD would like to acknowledge and thank exhibitors for participating in the Annual Meeting. The Exhibit Hall is an exciting and informative part of the AASLD Annual Meeting which offers attendees an opportunity for face-to-face meetings with representatives from various organizations. The Exhibit Hall is located in Trinity Exhibit Hall of the Trinity Conference Center of the Wyndham Anatole Hotel. Along with your name badge, you will receive an electronic business card. By presenting this card to exhibitors, exhibiting companies can easily capture your name and address information for follow-up. Be sure to visit the exhibits on Saturday evening for a wine and cheese reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibits. Complimentary coffee will be served during the breaks on Sunday and Monday in the exhibit hall. Additionally, there will be cash luncheons available Sunday and Monday in the Exhibit Hall. Exhibit Hours

Saturday November 10 Sunday, November 11 Monday, November 12

5:30 PM-8:00 PM 9:30AM-3:00 PM 9:30AM-3:00 PM


Trinity Foyer

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases is the leading medical organization for advancing the science and practice of hepatology. Founded by physicians in 1950, AASLD's vision is to prevent and cure liver diseases. Today, AASLD provides education and information to researchers, physicians, surgeons and other health professionals involved in hepatobiliary study and practice worldwide. The Association's peer-reviewed publication, Hepatology, is the most often cited journal on liver information. Publishing more than 400 articles annually, Hepatology features the latest data on liver and biliary tract research. Liver Transplantation, an official peer-reviewed publication of AASLD and the International Liver Transplantation Society, delivers the most current advances, ideas, and controversies across the spectra of transplantation and liver surgery and is listed in Index Medicus. ALOKA 10 Fairfield Boulevard Wallingford, CT 06492

Booth #711

[email protected] is recognized as a leading innovator in diagnostic ultrasound technology. Our wide variety of intraoperative and laparoscopic probes offer exceptional image quality and unmatched versatility in the field of surgical ultrasound. They also provide superior resolution specifically required for liver surgery, ultrasound guided needle biopsies and RFA (radio frequency ablation). You can reach us at 1-800-872-5652 or via email at [email protected]



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ALPHA ONE F O U N D A T I O N 2937 SW 27 th Avenue, Suite 302 Miami, FL 33133



Booth # 1 1 2

The Alpha One Foundation is the primary source of organized sponsorship of research on alpha-antitrypsin deficiency. Its mission is to save lives through research, early detection and improved treatment for those diagnosed with alpha-antitrypsin deficiency. The Alpha One Research Network and Registry consists of a Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee and 50 affiliated Clinical Resource Centers nationwide. These leading experts in the field of A1AD research and clinical practice serve as facilitators of research on AIAD and provide active support for the Research Registry, a confidential database of individuals diagnosed with A1AD which provide the population base for research studies and clinical trials. AMERICAN HEMOCHROMATOSIS SOCIETY PMB 416 4044 W. Lake Mary Blvd. #104 Lake Mary, FL 32746-2012

Booth # 1 0 4 - 1 0 6

The American Hemochromatosis Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to physician education and patient education concerning HFE-associated hereditary hemochromatosis. Hemochromatosis is the most common genetic disease in the United States according to the CDC. AMERICAN LIVER F O U N D A T I O N 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603 New York, NY 10038-4810

Booth # 1 1 4 - 1 1 6

The American Liver Foundation is a nonprofit, national voluntary organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of hepatitis and other liver diseases through research, education, and advocacy on behalf of those affected by or at risk of liver disease. AXCAN SCANDIPHARM 22 Iverness Center Parkway Birmingham, AL 35242

Booth # 8 0 7

URSO® 250 (ursodiol tablets) URSO 250 is the first and only ursodiol in the U.S. indicated for the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). BAYER DIAGNOSTICS CORPORATION 511 Benedict Avenue Tarrytown, NY 10591

Booth # 8 0 1

Bayer Diagnostics offers a portfolio of innovative laboratory tests for infectious diseases that utilize nucleic acid detection. Please visit the Bayer Diagnostics booth for information on our tests for Hepatitis C. Products include a highly sensitive qualitative test for HCV utilizing Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) technology, the third-generation branched-DNA (bDNA) viral load assay for HCV with enhanced sensitivity and a broad dynamic range (greater than 4 log), and the HCV Genotyping Assay (LiPA). BERTEK PHARMACEUTICALS PO Box 14149 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4149

Booth # 7 0 5

Bertek Pharmaceuticals invites you to visit our booth and see why KRISTALOSE®, the crystalline lactulose, is being recognized as such a unique product.



HEPATOLOGYOctober 2001

BLACKWELL SCIENCE/MUNKSGAARD Osney Mead Oxford, OX2 0EL United Kingdom

Booth #415

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB PO Box 4000 Princeton, NJ 08543

Booth #615

The mission of Bristol-Myers Squibb is to extend and enhance human life by providing the highest quality of health and personal care products. Our aim is to be the preeminent global diversified health and personal care company. CAREMARK THERAPEUTIC SERVICES 2211 Sanders Road Northbrook, IL 60062

Booth #808

Caremark Therapeutic Services provides specialized home pharmacy and health insurance reimbursement services for individuals with chronic, life long medical conditions such as Hepatitis C. Through our CareTeam we provide a reimbursement assistance program to minimize health insurance difficulties, coordination of nursing services, and ancillary infusion supplies. Our nationwide network of 17 JCAHO-accredited pharmacies provides 24-hour on call emergency service, knowledgeable clinical support and rapid home or office therapy delivery. CIRCE BIOMEDICAL, INC. 99 Hayden Avenue Lexington, MA 02421

Booth #205

Circe Biomedical, Inc. is developing applications in cell therapy through the use of bioartificial organs. In 2001, the company completed its first Phase II/III trial on the HepatAssist® liver assist system on 171 acute liver failure patients. This was a randomized, controlled, multinational study involving 19 centers. Circe is currently preparing to launch additional clinical trials for its liver assist system as well as initiating clinical evaluation of its pancreas assist system. CURASCRIPT PHARMACY 7101 TPC Drive, Suite 150 Orlando, FL 32822

Booth #613

CuraScript, the nation's premier specialty pharmacy focusing on hepatitis management, offers a range of support services thru on HCV focused program HepLogic(tm). The HepLogic(tm) team works as an extension of the physician's office to provide expert support from reimbursement to education on disease and treatment regimens through our social workers, nurses, pharmacists and patient care coordinators. DENVER BIOMEDICAL, INC. 14998 W. 6 th Avenue, Bldg. E700 Golden, CO 80401

Booth #804

Ascites shunts, including Percutaneous Access kit, featuring new surface treatment-Silique. Also, exhibiting the Parapro paracentesis needle and kit.


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DIGENE CORPORATION 1201 Clopper Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877


Booth # 5 1 6

Digene Corporation develops, manufactures and markets proprietary DNA and RNA testing systems for the screening, monitoring and diagnosis of human diseases. Digene has developed and is commercializing its patented Hybrid Capture Gene Analysis System and tests in three areas: women's cancers and infectious diseases, blood viruses, and pharmaceutical clinical research. EASTERN MEDICAL PUBLISHERS 510 Interchange Blvd. Newark, DE 19711

Booth # 2 1 7

Eastern Medical Publishers offers the latest, up-to-date clinical reference publications, books, journals and CDRom. Please visit out booth for convenient, one stop review of current publications from a broad range of publishers including Marcel Dekker, Oxford University Press, Parthenon Press, Humana Press, McGraw-Hill, Thieme, Delmar and others. ELSEVIER SCIENCE 655 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10010

Booth # 6 1 0

The American Journal of Gastroenterology, is the official publication of The American College of Gastroenterology. The latest clinically oriented information in the field of gastroenterology is presented in each issue through an extensive array of articles. Visit the Elsevier Science booth for FREE sample copies of The American Journal of Gastroenterology and the Journal of Hepatology, as well as other products published by Elsevier Science. ENCYLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, INC. 310 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60604

Booth #105

Please stop by our booth 105 to receive information on our new 2002 Encyclopaedia Britannica print set which includes a rich selection of medical related articles. EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF THE LIVER EASL 1'7 Rue Du Cendrier PO Box 1726 CH-1211 Geneva Switzerland

Booth # 9 1 7

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) was founded in Marburg, Germany, in April, 1966 which is an association of individual physicians and scientists with an interest in liver research and has neither a closed membership nor a board of directors. Today, EASL is a large society with a still increasing number of members reaching 1300 in 2001. The society has given rise to many international clinical trials and research collaborations in liver disease for the benefit of patients all over the world. FUJISAWA HEALTHCARE, INC. 3 Parkway North Deerfield, IL 60015

Booth #211-311

Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc. will have representatives available to discuss Prograf (tacrolimus), indicated for the prophylaxis of organ rejection in patients receiving allogeneic liver and kidney transplants.



GILEAD SCIENCES 333 Lakeside Drive Foster City, CA 94404

HEPATOLOGYOctober 2001

Booth #1100

Gilead Sciences, Inc., headquartered in Foster City, CA, is an independent biopharmaceutical company that seeks to provide accelerated solutions for patients and the people who care for them. Gilead discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes proprietary therapeutics for challenging infectious diseases (viral, fungal and bacterial infections) and cancer. Gilead maintains research, development or manufacturing facilities in Foster City, CA; Boulder, CO; San Dimas, CA; Cambridge, UK and Dublin, Ireland and sales and marketing organizations in the United States, Europe and Australia. Adefovir dipivoxil is an investigational nucleotide analogue currently in clinial trials. GLAXOSMITHKLINE, INC. Five Moore Drive Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Booth #301, #201-203

GlaxoSmithKline is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical companies with a powerful combination of skills to discover and deliver innovative medicines. In support of the appropriate use of our products. GlaxoSmithKline offers a number of programs to support our mutual goals to achieve effective health management strategies and improve patient care. Please visit our exhibit to learn more about our products and programs. HEMOTHERAPIES 11975 E1 Camino Real, #104 San Diego, CA 92130

Booth #713

The HemoTherapies Unit is the only FDA-cleared Liver DialysisTM technology for acute hepatic encephalopathy due to acute-on-chronic or fulminant hepatic failure, or severe drug overdose. This toxin removal device effectively removes drugs and toxins up to 5,000 daltons that are dialyzable and bound to charcoal (e.g. acetaminophen, tricyclics, barbiturates). HEP C CONNECTION 1177 Grant Street, Suite 200 Denver, CO 80203

Booth #108

Hep C Connection is a national hepatitis C information and support organization committed to patient and family education. Resources available to patients include: Teleconnection, a telephone help line manned by hepatitis C affected persons; Patient Information Kits containing educational materials from a variety of credible sources; Hep C Connections, a bi-monthly newsletter keeping patients up-to-date on this dynamic field; a National Support Group Database for support group referral; Hepatitis Help Line, a physician referral database; and a Web Site at www.hepc-connection.org. HEPATITIS C SUPPORT PROJECT 679 Mangels Avenue San Francisco, CA 94127

Booth #110

HCSP is a registered 501 C 3 non-profit organization founded by hepatitis C patient advocates. HCSP mission is to offer assistance to all who are affected by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Support is provided through advocacy, education, and counseling. The "Project" seeks to serve the general public, as well as the HCV community. The "Project" provides: support groups, monthly newsletter, educational materials, and targeted educational programs on hepatitis C.

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Booth # 1 0 0

30 Sunrise Terrace Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 The Hepatitis Foundation International is the only organization focusing exclusively on controlled viral hepatitis by supporting research and through education programs and materials to inform health professionals, patients and the public about new diagnostic and treatment modalities. HFI provides support to hepatitis Patients via its toll-free number and various outreach programs. HEPATITIS MAGAZINE

Booth # 6 1 8

523 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, #300 Houston, TX 77060 Management and T r e a t m e n t I A practical guide for patients, family and friends. Mission Statement: To assist hepatitis patients and their families in taking control of their own health care by providing current, comprehensive information in one source. THE HEPATITIS RESOURCE NETWORK

Booth #915

401 Broadway Tacoma, WA 98402 The Hepatitis Resource Network, a non-profit organization, is broadening the number of physicians and healthcare providers who treat and manage chronic viral hepatitis patients with and without HIV co-infection. We provide physicians with high quality, balanced educational resources and access to clinical trials. Please visit our booth. INFORMED HORIZONS, INC.

Booth # 6 1 4

1860 Montreal Road, Suite 212 Tucker, GA 30084 Informed Horizons is a forward thinking, leading edge medical communications company. Through international conference management and independent publications, Informed Horizons strives to keep individuals abreast of the latest advances in pharmaceutical research focusing on antiviral agents, specifically hepatitis and HIV. INNOGENETICS NV

Booth # 6 1 5 - 6 1 6

Technologie Park 6 Zwijnaarde 9052 Gent Belgium Innogenetics is a Belgium based biotechnology company specializing in Infectious Disease, Neurodegeneration and Genetic Disorders. Within Infectious Disease we have a complete line of Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B assays.including screening, confirmation, genotyping and drug resistance testing. The following tests are available world wide, INNOTEST HCV AB IV screening, INNO-LIA HCV Ab III update confirmation, INNO-LiPA HCV genotyping (available through Bayer Diagnostics), and INNO-LiPA HBV DR. The INNO LiPA HBV genotyping and INNO LiPA HBV pre core mutation detection are currently under development. INTERMUNE, INC.

Booth # 1 0 0 1

3280 Bayshore Blvd. Brisbane, CA 94005 INFERGEN is a biochemically distinct interferon that is approved for the treatment of adult patients with chronic hepatitis C infections. INFERGEN has established efficacy in patients who have relapsed after initial interferon therapy and it is the only interferon approved for the treatment of patients who have failed other treatments for chronic hepatitis C infections.




HEPATOLOGYOctober 2001

Booth # 9 1 4

1804 5 th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 The International Hepatitis Society is a global educational not-for-profit 501 C 3 organization that endeavors to foster high standards of patient access and care by providing services that include education on the latest research, a clinical practice publication, an annual meeting, accredited continuing medical education and health policy advocacy and prevention. Our objective is to conduct educational activities to keep members abreast of the latest research and best practices in their understanding and treatment of Hepatitis. INTERNATIONAL MEDCICAL PRESS

Booth # 7 0 3

3340 Peachtree Road, Suite 550 Atlanta, GA 30326 LABCORP

Booth # 9 0 1

500 S. Main Street, Suite 301 Burlington, NC 27215 As one of the first laboratories to fully embrace molecular diagnostics, LabCorp has long been a pioneer in providing leading-edge molecular technologies for HIV and hepatitis. LabCorp's Center for Molecular Biology and Pathology is one of the largest volume testing laboratories for HIV resistance testing sequencing hundreds of samples daily. Additionally, in 2000 LabCorp acquired National Genetics Institute of Los Angeles, California, greatly bolstering our portfolio of highly sensitive and specific hepatitis B and C molecular tests. As one of the world's largest clinical laboratories, LabCorp performs diagnostic procedures on specimens from approximately 260,000 patients each day. LabCorp's versatility and expertise are best illustrated by the Company's ability to conduct more than 4,000 different tests ranging from simple blood analyses to sophisticated techniques involving the replication of highly complex DNA. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS

Booth # 5 0 9

530 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is a global publisher of medical, nursing and allied health information resources in books, journals, newsletters, and electronic media formats. Please stop by booth #509 to review one of the many titles that we have available on display. MAXIM PHARMACEUTICALS

Booth # 4 0 1

8899 University Center Lane #400 San Diego, CA 92122 "Maxim Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company developing advanced drugs and therapies for cancer and hepatitis. CepleneTM (histamine dihydrochloride), the company's lead product candidate, is undergoing clinical trials for malignant melanoma, acute myelogenous leukemia, and hepatitis C." NABI

Booth # 6 1 2

5800 Park of Commerce Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33487 Nabi is a fully integrated biopharrnaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of products that prevent and treat infectious and autoimmune disorders. Please be sure to visit us at booth #612 to learn more about our currently marketed product Nabi-HBT M

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Booth # 9 1 6

1102 Brookfield, Suite 200 Memphis, TN 38119 National Foundation for Transplant is a non-profit organization which assists transplant candidates and recipients in raising funds for transplant-related expenses that are not fully covered by insurance. NATIONAL GENETICS INSTITUTE

Booth # 9 0 1

2311 Pontius Avenue Los Angles, CA 90064 National Genetics Institute provides SuperQuant(tm) and UltraQual(tm) assays utilizing cutting edge techniques in molecular hybridization and gene amplification. NGI is a licensed clinical laboratory performing virology, oncology, bacteriology, retro-virology, and antigen detection assays as well as viral and bacterial serology. NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION

Booth # 1 0 1 - 1 0 3

59 Route 10 East Hanover, NJ 07936 Novarfis Pharmaceuticals Corporation researches, develops, manufactures and markets leading innovative prescription drugs used to treat a number of diseases and conditions, including central nervous system disorders, organ transplantation, cardiovascular diseases, dermatological diseases, respiratory disorders, cancer and arthritis. The company's mission is to improve people's lives by pioneering novel healthcare solutions. Novarfis Pharmaceuticals Corporation invites you to stop by our exhibit booth where our representatives will be available to discuss our products, answer questions and supply scientific information. NOVO N O R D I S K PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

Booth # 5 1 4 - 5 1 5

100 College Road West Princeton, NJ 08540 Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals welcomes you to the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and invites you to visit our booth to meet our representatives and discuss products and services. PHARMARESEARCH CORPORATION

Booth # 8 0 2

1011 Ashes Drive Wilmington, NC 28405 Established in 1995, PharmaResearch Corporation is a Contract Research Organization serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. PHARMAVITE

Booth # 8 1 4

8510 Balboa Blvd. Northridge, CA 91325 SAM-e: A natural alternative that supports mood and emotional well-being, fosters joint health, and promotes liver function. Occurring naturally in every living cell, SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine) is critical to transmethylation, aminopropylation, and transsulfuration. SAM-e supplementation can safely help patients achieve and maintain good health in the areas of mood, joint mobility and comfort, and liver function. PHI ENTERPRISES, INC.

56001 Neely Elkhart, IN 46516

Booth # 7 1 7



PRIORITY HEALTHCARE CORPORATION 250 Technology Park, Suite 124 Lake Mary, FL 32746

I-IEPATOLOGYOctober 2001

Booth #507-609

Priority Heahhcare Corporation is a national distributor of specialty pharmaceuticals and related medical supplies to the alternate site healthcare market and is a provider of patient-specific, self-injectable biopharmaceuticals, disease treatment programs and disease specific websites for individuals with chronic diseases. 1-800-9425999 or www.priorityhealthcare.com PROJECTS IN KNOWLEDGE One Harmon Plaza, 6th Floor Secaucus, NJ 07094

Booth #1108

"Projects In Knowledge (an ACCME- and ACPE-accredited provider of award winning continuing medical education activities) has more than 20 years 1 full-time experience solving pharmaceutical business needs in all media and for all target audiences, from physicians and allied health professionals to sales reps and patients. It specializes in the creative, innovative design and application of new and traditional technologies and media that offer a fresh perspective on content and/or delivery, to achieve the educational and strategic goals of its clients and customers. In addition to creating a rich variety of promotional, social, and educational programs, Projects In Knowledge has produced all aspects of CE/CME programming for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied heahhcare professionals." QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INCORPORATED 1201 S. Collegeville Rd., CV 3050 Collegeville, PA 19426

Booth #1009-1007

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is the nation's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services to patients, physicians, hospitals, managed care organizations, employers and government agencies. We create information that enables health care professionals and consumers to make better decisions and improve health. The company's world-renowned Nichols Institute in San Juan Capistrano, California, specializes in esoteric testing. Additional company information can be found on the Internet at www.questdiagnostics.com. RADIOTHERAPEUTICS CORPORATION 1308 Borregas Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Booth #214

RadioTherapeutics Corporation offers radiofrequency electrodes and generators for the ablation of non-resectable liver lesions. In addition, these devices can be used to create clinically useful thermal lesions in other soft tissues, such as breast, lung, and kidney. Products to be displayed: Family of LeVeen Needle Electrodes, LeVeen CoAccess Electrode Systems, and RF 3000 RadioFrequency Generators. ROCHE LABORATORIES/DIAGNOSTICS 340 Kingsland Street Nutley, NJ 07110

Booth #200

Roche Laboratories is proud to be a part of the AASLD convention for 2001. We invite you to visit our exhibit where our representatives will enthusiastically discuss any questions you may have related to our pharmaceutical products. We are also interested in hearing about any issues of interest to you related to the health care industry in general. We look forward to meeting you on the exhibit floor.


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Booth # 8 1 0

6300 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555 SangStat is a global biotechnology company building on its foundation in transplantation to discover, develop and market high value therapeutic products in the transplantation, immunology and hematology/oncology areas. Since 1988, SangStat has been dedicated to improving the outcome of organ and bone marrow transplantation through the development and marketing of products to address all phases of transplantation in the worldwide market. SangStat Marketed Products include Gengraf® (Co-Promotion with Abbott Laboratories Inc.), Thymogtobulin ®, Thymoglobuline ®, Lymphoglobuline®, Celsior®. SC LIVER RESEARCH CONSORTIUM

Booth # 1 1 0 5

9333 Genesee Avenue, Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92121 SC Liver Research Consortium is a clinical trial network made up of 40 Hepatologists throughout the United States who specialize in liver disease research, specifically Hepatitis C. SCLRC's unique budget and contracting process allow CROs and Pharmaceutical companies to view us as a single entity with a single budget, whether they use 1 or all of our sites. From holding the IND to rewriting your protocol, SC Liver Research Consortium can help you beat your study deadline. SCHERING ONCOLOGY/BIOTECH

Booth # 6 0 1

2000 Galloping Hill Road Kenilworth, NJ 07033 Schering Oncology/Biotech is a research based pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Kenilworth, NJ. Visit the Schering Hepatitis Innovations booth to learn more about REBETRON T M Combination Therapy, REBETOL® (Ribavirin, USP) Capsules, Weight Based Dosed PEG-INTRON® (Peginterferon alfa-2b) Powder for Injection, REBETOL® (Ribavirin, USP) Capsules, 1NTRON A (Interferon alfa 2b, recombinant for Injection) and their numerous hepatitis support programs. SCICLONE PHARMACEUTICALS

Booth # 1 1 0 6

901 Mariners Island Boulevard, Suite 205 San Mateo, CA 94404 SciClone Pharmaceuticals is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to the discovery and commercialization of novel medicines to treat a broad range of the world's most deadly diseases. Our lead drug ZADAXIN® is now approved in 25 countries worldwide for the treatment of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, cancer, and as a vaccine adjuvant in immunocompromised patients. ZADAXIN® is an immune system enhancer that increases the production of Natural Killer (NK) cells, cytotoxic T-cells, and T-helper cells, as well as stimulating the production of interferon gamma and interleukin 2 (IL-2). ZADAXIN® is currently in phase 3 clinical trials in the United States, Europe, and Japan for the treatment of viral hepatitis and in phase 2 trials in the US for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. SPECIALTY LABORATORIES

Booth # 7 1 4

2211 Michigan Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90404 Specialty Laboratories is a leading research-based, full-service clinical reference laboratory focused on developing and performing esoteric clinical tests in Allergy & Immunology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Infectious Disease, molecular Diagnostics, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology and Rheumatology to more than 8,000 clients nationwide.




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Booth #311

Friedrich Barnewitz 4 Rostock 18119 Germany TERAKLIN is a German company that develops, manufactures and markets the "Artificial Liver" MARS® (Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System) a unique extracorporeal liver support therapy. MARS® supports the detoxification function of the liver when absent in liver failure. The MARS® treatment was developed for the selective and effective removal of liver toxins from the patient's blood. TERAKLIN developed not only a method but also a technical device. The MARS® Monitor is the first and only medical device for the performance of the MARS® Therapy. MARS combines artificial liver and artificial kidney in one medical device. THREE RIVERS PHARMACEUTICALS

Booth # 1 1 0 1

312 Commerce Park Drive Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals, LLC, is a Pittsburg-based and privately-owned company, which has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for permission to market the antiviral prescription drug Ribavirin. Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals' mission is to develop and market generic prescription drugs, specifically antiviral medications used in the treatment of Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. We are concentrating our resources on developing lower cost generic drugs for infectious diseases that have a significant national and worldwide impact with the goal of pricing them as aggressively as possible. VIRCO

Booth # 7 0 1

184 Cambridge Science Park Milton Road Cambridge CB4 0GA United Kingdom Tibotec-Virco applies the latest techniques in pharmacogenomics, molecular biology, drug discovery and development, and artificial intelligence to develop individualized disease management products, services and technologies in HIV, other infectious diseases and cancer with the ultimate aim of enhancing and extending peoples' lives. Currently scientists in the Virco Diagnostics division of Tibotec Virco are applying cutting edge technology to the study of viral hepatitis, particularly as caused by hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV.) In particular the company is developing rapid, practical and reliable tests to identify drug-resistant strains of HBV and to identify HCV genotypes from patient samples. It is hoped that this technology will significantly improve the therapeutic management of hepatitis. VISIBLE GENETICS

Booth # 7 0 9

25 Crestridge Drive, Suite 200 Suwanee, GA 30004 Visible Genetics Inc. (VGI) develops, manufactures and sells automated DNA sequencing systems and tests for analysis of genes linked to disease including HIV and Hepatitis. The OpenGene TM DNA sequencing system employs proprietary instrumentation and CLIPTM single-tube sequencing technology to reduce the time and cost to identify genetic information. The system includes hardware, software and TRUGENE TM test kits such as the TRUGENE HIV-1 Genotyping Kit. www.visgen.com

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Booth # 8 0 0

25 Chestnut Drive, Suite 200 Suwanee, GA 30004 VitaGen is an early stage medical technology company developing a proprietary bioartificial liver assist system (ELADTM)using a human liver cell line. The Company has recently completed a Phase I multinational clinical trial in fulminant hepatic failure at six prominent transplant centers, and intends to initiate additional Phase II clinical studies. W.B. SAUNDERS, MOSBY AND CHURCHILL LIVINGSTON

Booth # 2 1 5 - 2 1 6

The Curtis Center 625 Walnut Street, 300 East Philadelphia, PA 19106-3399 W.B. Saunders, Mosby and Churchill Livingstone, a combined premier worldwide medical and health sciences publishing company, presents our latest titles in heahhcare. Visit our booth and browse through our complete selection of publications including books, periodicals and software. WILSON COOK MEDICAL

Booth #611

Wilson-Cook Medical, Inc. is the stent company of choice. A world leader in the design, development, and production of quality endscopic accessories. Wilson-Cook strives to consistently provide the clinical professional, and ultimately the patient, with quality medical devices in a timely manner. These include, but are not limited to: sphincterotomes, stents, wire guides, multi-band ligators, forceps, snare and needles. YAMANOUCHI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.

Booth # 4 0 9

3-11 Nihonbashi-Honcho 2-chome Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103 Japan We are Yamanouchi-a Japan-based pharmaceutical company, contributing globally through a variety of products. Widely known for tamsulosin, and alpha 1A-blocker, famotidine, an H2 antagonist and nicardipine, a calcium antagonist. We are marketing a novel IFN, IFN alfacon-1, for hepatitis C in Europe and Asia.