Topic: macular degeneration
A new five-year collaboration between the two companies will help the Big Pharma establish a new AI innovation lab, alongside joint research projects.
A startup called Macregen has licensed an eye drop that can penetrate the cells of the retina and deliver a treatment for AMD.
A trial of a retinal implant built from embryonic stem cells produced encouraging results in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration.
The decision follows data from two phase 2 trials that tested angiopoietin 2 antibody nesvacumab in combination with Eylea.
Atlas Venture, Lightstone Ventures and OrbiMed put up the cash to equip Gemini to turn advances in our understanding of AMD genetics into a pipeline.
Ophthotech has started a search for ophthalmic drugs, pipeline prospects and technologies it can rebuild its business around.
Bright light can cause damage to retinal tissue and cause vision loss or blindness. Scientists from Case Western Reserve University have found that a combination of FDA-approved drugs could protect against retinal damage and ward off some vision-impairing conditions, including macular degeneration.