BCH-2763, a novel potent parenteral thrombin inhibitor, is an effective antithrombotic agent in rodent models of arterial and venous thrombosis--comparisons with heparin, r-hirudin, hirulog, inogatran and argatroban.

Current clinical use of heparin as an antithrombotic agent is limited by suboptimal efficacy and safety considerations. Thrombin's central role in thrombosis makes it an attractive target to develop more effective and safer antithrombotic agents. BCH-2763 is a novel, potent (Ki: 0.11 nM), low molecular weight (1.51 kDa), bivalent direct thrombin inhibitor… CONTINUE READING