FluoroPharma Medical, Inc.(FPMI: OTC BB), headquartered in Montclair, New Jersey, is a development stage enterprise founded in 2003 to develop pharmaceuticals based on technology licensed exclusively from Massachusetts General Hospital.
FPMI is focused on the development of radiopharmaceuticals used in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging scans that can more effectively detect and evaluate acute and chronic forms of coronary artery disease (CAD). Nuclear imaging scans are more effective diagnostic tools, as they can show changes in the function of an organ indicating disease or its progression more efficiently than the static images produced by conventional imaging modalities.
FluoroPharma Medical currently has three drug candidates. BFPET™ detects damaged tissue by measuring blood flow through the heart. CardioPET™ detects damaged heart tissue in CAD or suspected CAD patients unable to undergo conventional (exercise) stress tests. CardioPET is also useful in cardiac viability assessment (CVA) of patients prior to or after revascularization. BFPET and CardioPET are now in phase II trials. VasoPET™, still in preclinical development, aims to detect coronary artery plaque that is liable to break loose and lead to formation of clots that cause oxygen deprivation in the heart muscle, potentially causing a heart attack or stroke.