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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of permanent vision impairments in the world. As many as 11 million people have been diagnosed in the United States alone. The biggest risk factors for this disease are age, family history, smoking, and diet.
STAGES OF AMD
Pre-clinical trials for this liposomal drug delivery system have shown promising results. More information and study results can be provided upon signing of an NDA.
ANIMAL STUDIES FOR
In vivo studies were performed using Dutch Belted Rabbits, and the ocular distribution of the model fluorescent tagged antibody Bevacizumab (Avastin) was examined at regular intervals by non-invasive imaging using a Fluorotron. When a single standard dose of 2.5 mg/ml of Bevacizumab was injected into the rabbit’s eye, the drug levels in the vitreous dropped to zero in 6 weeks. On the other hand, when the drug was encapsulated in the liposomes, the minimum therapeutic concentration in the vitreous was maintained up to 22 weeks. The concentrations and anti-VEGF binding affinity of the released antibodies were confirmed using ELISA on samples obtained from the rabbit’s eye at regular intervals.
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