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Amgen's stem cell factor

Executive Summary

Phase I clinicals of the early acting hematopoietic growth factor will begin within "two to three weeks," Amgen Chief Financial Officer Lowell Sears reported Dec. 3 in New York. Addressing the Mabon Securities Research Conference, Sears said that SCF will be tested first in chemotherapy patients, but the firm expects that the recombinant protein's primary uses eventually will be for other conditions, such as bone marrow transplantation, radiation therapy and blood disorders.

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