INVEST (http://www.clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT00133692) was funded by a grant from BASF Pharma, Ludwigshafen, Germany; Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL; and the University of Florida Research Foundation and Opportunity Fund. Dr. Cooper-DeHoff's effort is funded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) K23HL086558. Dr. Pepine receives support in part from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Center for Research Resources Clinical and Translational Science Award to the University of Florida UL1 TR000064. BASF Pharma and Abbott Laboratories had no role in the design or conduct of the study, collection or analysis of data, or preparation or approval of the manuscript.
Dr. Cooper-DeHoff reported receiving research funding from Abbott Laboratories during the conduct of INVEST. Dr. Handberg reported receiving grant support from the NHLBI, Abbott Laboratories, Fujisawa, Pfizer, and GlaxoSmithKline and educational grants from the Vascular Biology Working Group (AstraZeneca, Sanofi Aventis, Schering-Plough, Daiichi Sankyo Lilly, AtCor Medical, XOMA). Dr. Pepine reported receiving research grants from the NHLBI, Abbott Laboratories, Baxter, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and Bioheart Inc; serving as consultant for Abbott Laboratories, Forest Laboratories, Novartis/Cleveland Clinic, NicOx, Angioblast, Sanofi-Aventis, NHLBI, NIH, Medtelligence, and SLACK Inc; and receiving unrestricted educational grants from AstraZeneca, AtCor Medical Inc, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Eli Lilly, Pfizer Inc, Sanofi-Aventis, and Schering-Plough. Drs. Winchester and Gong reported that they have no financial disclosures.
The authors have no other funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.