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VasaPlex — a protein complex that helps repair cardiac tissue to improve cardiac function after a heart attack.

UVM Inventor(s):
Jeffrey Spees, PhD

Spees' New NIH Grant to Expand Study of Novel Post-Heart Attack Therapy

Jeffrey Spees, Ph.D., Associate UVM professor of medicine, with former graduate student Krithika Rao, Ph.D.'15.

A heart attack continues to harm cardiac muscle even after the immediate problem — a blocked artery — is fixed, but University of Vermont researchers have developed a new biologic drug that can preserve blood vessels critical to the body's blood-pumping system.

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