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Monday, August 14, 2017 | Clinical Trials, Retina, AMD, Ophthotech

Ophthotech's Fovista Fails Third Phase 3 Trial in Wet AMD

Ophthotech announced that the prespecified primary endpoint of mean change in visual acuity at 12 months was not achieved in its phase 3 clinical trial investigating the superiority of Fovis…

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Monday, July 31, 2017 | Partnerships, Akorn Pharmaceuticals, AMD

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Enters into Collaboration with DSM Focused on Technology to Potentially Deliver Aerie Compounds to Treat Retinal Diseases

Aerie Pharmaceuticals announced that it has entered into a collaborative research, development, and license agreement with DSM. The research collaboration agreement includes an option to license DSM&r…

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Friday, July 28, 2017 | Retina, AMD

NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC)

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is seeking ideas for how to develop advances in vitro 3-D human retina organoid models. The goal of the challenge is to tur…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Clinical Trials, Earnings & Financials, AMD, Ophthotech

Ophthotech Expands Focus with Development for Ophthalmic Orphan Diseases

Ophthotech announced that the company is pursuing a strategy to leverage its clinical experience and retina expertise to identify and develop therapies to treat multiple orphan ophthalmic diseases for…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Partnerships, AMD, Foundation Fighting Blindness

4D Molecular Therapeutics and Foundation Fighting Blindness Partner to Develop Gene Therapies for Retinal Diseases

4D Molecular Therapeutics (4DMT), a provider of adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy vector discovery and product development, and the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), the world’s large…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Clinical Trials, AMD, BioTime

Data From BioTime’s Phase 1/2a OpRegen Trial to be Presented at the 2017 AAO Annual Meeting

BioTime announced that an abstract related to the company’s retinal tissue implant has been accepted for a paper presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting being …

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Friday, July 14, 2017 | Clinical Trials, AMD

Spark Therapeutics Announces Publication of Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Trial Data for Investigational Voretigene Neparvovec

Gene therapy company Spark Therapeutics announced that The Lancet has published phase 3 clinical trial data of voretigene neparvovec, an investigational, potential one-time gene therapy candidate for …

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Friday, June 30, 2017 | Medical Studies, AMD

An Eye to Health: Diet and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the developed world, with advanced AMD affecting approximately 2 million people in the United States.[1,2] AMD is characteri…

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Friday, June 30, 2017 | Retina, AMD

Nightstar Raises $45 Million to Fund Development of Gene Therapies for Blinding Retinal Diseases

NightstaRx announced the completion of a $45 million Series C financing transaction, the proceeds of which will be used for the upcoming phase 3 trial for Nightstar’s lead product candidate, NSR…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina, AMD

Risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration Higher With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Patients with chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) have an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a Danish registry study. "Blood cancers, which most recent…

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Product Releases, AMD

MacuLogix Announces Communication Guide for Eye Care Professionals Who Diagnose and Treat AMD

MacuLogix released a step-by-step communication guide for eye care professionals treating patients with AMD. MacuLogix collaborated with Laurie Sorrenson, OD, to develop its “12 Ways to Turn an …

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Product Releases, AMD, OD-OS GmbH

OD-OS Launches Prepanned PRP for its Navilas Laser System

OD-OS announced the market release of its preplanned panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) capability for Navilas 577s. Preplanned PRP allows the physician to lay out the treatment strategy for the periph…

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Clinical Trials, Retina, AMD

RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Completion of Enrollment of Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial with RXI-109 for Retinal Scarring

RXi Pharmaceuticals announced the completion of enrollment in its phase 1/2 study RXI-109-1501. This multicenter, multidose, dose escalation trial is being conducted in patients with advanced neovascu…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Medical Studies, AMD

International Academy of Low Vision Specialists Recognizes the Mental Health Changes That May Come with a Diagnosis of AMD

The diagnosis of low vision due to age, such as macular degeneration, often comes with more consequences than just the inability to see. A new study by the National Eye Institute (NEI) reports that pa…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Clinical Trials, AMD, Novartis

Novartis RTH258 (Brolucizumab) Demonstrates Robust Visual Gains in Wet AMD Patients with a Majority on a 12-week Injection Interval

Novartis reported that RTH258 (brolucizumab) 6 mg met the primary and key secondary endpoints in two phase 3 studies, HAWK and HARRIER. RTH258 3 mg, evaluated in HAWK, also met these endpoints. These …

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