Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and researchers are constantly searching for new treatments to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. One area of interest is lipoprotein (a), or Lp(a), a molecule that has been associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
To tackle this issue, Amgen has developed a new investigational drug called Olpasiran, a small interfering RNA designed to lower the body’s production of apolipoprotein(a), a key component of Lp(a). Currently, Olpasiran is being studied in Phase III clinical trials, with Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research (JCCR) and Jacksonville physicians playing a significant role in the clinical research trials.
The development of Olpasiran holds important public health implications for the future of Lp(a) treatment and is a testament to the impact that JCCR and its clinical partners are making in advancing medical progress. By participating in the clinical trials of Olpasiran, JCCR is contributing to the discovery of new treatments that have the potential to improve the lives of millions of people.
Olpasiran development represents a significant step forward in the treatment of Lp(a), and JCCR’s involvement in the clinical research trials underscores the important role that clinical research plays in advancing medical knowledge and improving public health.