Advanced Magnetics (AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
Our core technology is based on the characteristic properties of ultra small,
semi synthetic coated iron oxide particles. Our core competencies include the
ability to design such particles for particular applications, to manufacture
the particles in controlled sizes and to cover the particles with different
coatings depending upon the application for which they will be used.
Our iron oxide particles are composed of bioavailable iron that is easily absorbed
by the body and incorporated into the body's iron stores. As a result, products
using our core technology are well suited for use in intravenous iron replacement
therapy. Additionally, the superparamagnetic characteristic of our products
results in particles that become strongly magnetic when placed in a magnetic
field, but lose their magnetism once the field is removed. Therefore, use of
these particles may result in magnetic resonance images that increase the information
available to the reviewing physicians.