Graybug Vision Inc. reported results from the phase IIb Altissimo study testing GB-102 as a treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that didn't live up to expectations set by the phase I/IIa Adagio study.
Less than a month after informing the market of a slowdown caused by pandemic-related site closures in phase II studies with neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn)-targeting IMVT-1401, Immunovant Inc. said it’s voluntarily pausing dosing with the compound in thyroid eye disease (TED) in the study called Ascend Go-2 because of a worrisome physiological signal. The New York-based firm plans to investigate and, after seeking the FDA’s go-ahead on tweaks to the program, forge onward with development.
New and updated preclinical and clinical data presented by biopharma firms at the American Academy Ophthalmology 2020 Annual Meeting Nov. 13-15, including: Clearside, Eyepoint, Innovant, Janssen, Lineage, Meiragtx.
DUBLIN – The contest to bring a safe and effective gene therapy for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP) to market is intensifying. Two of the three contenders with clinical-stage programs reported initial 12-month data from phase I/II trials and are now looking ahead to pivotal trials and beyond.
Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. is suspending further development of voclosporin ophthalmic solution (VOS) for dry eye syndrome after a dose-ranging trial of the candidate failed to meet its primary endpoint of improving a measure of the condition after four weeks of treatment.
Ocular Therapeutix Inc. and Affamed Therapeutics Ltd. entered a license and collaboration agreement to develop and commercialize Dextenza and OTX-TIC in greater China, South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations markets.
Novartis AG is expanding its position in the optogenetics space with the acquisition of Vedere Bio Inc., bringing with it a program aimed at vision loss prevention and treatment. Shareholders of Vedere, created in June 2019 through the Atlas Venture incubator, received $150 million up front and are eligible for up to $130 million in milestone payments, bringing the total to $280 million.
Miragen Therapeutics Inc. gained ground lost on Wall Street earlier this month and then some, with shares (NASDAQ:MGEN) closing at $1.26, up 74 cents or 142% after the company disclosed plans to take over Viridian Therapeutics Inc., conducting at the same time a private placement that will raise $91 million.