Omrix Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Omrix”) (NASDAQ: OMRI), a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company that develops and markets biosurgical and immunotherapy products, announced today that the Fibrin Pad U.S. Phase II clinical trial in mild to moderate bleeding will resume patient enrollment and continue with no modifications.
On October 9, 2008, the Company announced that the U.S. Phase II clinical trial had been suspended in order to investigate an incident of post-operative bleeding. This event met the stopping rules, as outlined in the clinical trial protocol.
Per the clinical trial protocol, upon the suspension of the study, a Data Safety Monitoring Board, or DSMB, reviewed the data related to the event. The DSMB has concluded their investigation and authorized the trial to recommence.
About the Fibrin Pad
The Fibrin Pad builds on the Company's aprotinin-free fibrin sealant technology incorporated into EVICEL Fibrin Sealant (Human). The Fibrin Pad is designed for the management and rapid control of mild, moderate and severe bleeding. This next generation, fully absorbable biosurgical product candidate combines medical device and proprietary biological components which form an instant clot when they come in contact with blood.