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Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
ARCA biopharma, Inc. (the "Company" or "ARCA"), a Delaware corporation, is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado and is principally focused on developing genetically-targeted therapies for heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. The Company's lead product candidate is Gencaro TM (bucindolol hydrochloride), a pharmacologically unique beta-blocker and mild vasodilator for chronic heart failure, or HF. Gencaro was the subject of a Phase 3 heart failure mortality trial involving more than 2,700 patients and was unique in gathering DNA data on over 1,000 of its participants. The Company has licensed exclusive, worldwide rights to Gencaro. In September 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") accepted for filing the Company’s New Drug Application ("NDA") for Gencaro. On May 29, 2009, the FDA issued a Complete Response Letter to the Company which stated that the FDA could not approve the Gencaro NDA in its current form and specified additional actions and information required by the FDA for approval of the NDA. ... More ...