LEUVEN, Belgium, October 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biotechnology company developing novel medicines for diabetic eye disease, today announces that the company will be attending the upcoming American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2016 meeting in Chicago, as well as the Subspecialty Day meeting and the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS@AAO) preceding the official start of the AAO gathering.
During AAO, a number of communications - posters, presentations and debates - will report on the large amount of ocriplasmin real world clinical data gathered since its first introduction in 2013, as well as on the outcome of the OASIS study, a 2-year randomized, sham-controlled trial evaluating efficacy and safety of ocriplasmin in 220 patients.
'Results of the 2-Year Ocriplasmin for Treatment for Symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesion Including Macular Hole (OASIS) Randomized Trial' was published in the latest issue of Ophthalmology, the official AAO Journal.
The AAO meeting, which is taking place in Chicago from 15-18 October, is the largest ophthalmology meeting in the world with more than 24,000 people expected to attend. ThromboGenics data presentations will also be part of the Retina Subspecialty Day meetings which will take place on 14th October and precede AAO.
To date, over 25,000 patients have been treated with ocriplasmin for the treatment of their symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion and/or vitreomacular traction.
ThromboGenics will be exhibiting at AAO (booth #1272) and during the Subspecialty Day meeting (booth #80) where attendees will be welcomed and have the opportunity to discuss the company's next clinical developments in the area of disease modifying compounds for diabetic eye disease.
Dr Patrik De Haes, CEO of ThromboGenics, comments: "The AAO meeting offers a great opportunity for ThromboGenics to showcase our research and commitment to the global retina community it serves. We are always excited to attend AAO and related meetings, as we strive to advance our research and clinical development in diabetic eye disease."
For further information about the AAO meeting please visit www.aao.org/annual-meeting
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ThromboGenics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative treatments for diabetic eye disease.
The company's attractive pipeline of disease modifying drug candidates is targeting the key segments of the diabetic eye disease market. ThromboGenics is conducting the CIRCLE study, a Phase II clinical trial to assess THR-409 (ocriplasmin) as a potential treatment to prevent the patients with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy progress to proliferative diabetic retinopathy. THR-317, a PIGF inhibitor being developed to treat diabetic macular edema, or as a combination therapy with anti-VEGF treatments, is expected to enter the clinic by year end 2016. In addition, THR-149, a plasma kallikrein inhibitor, which has resulted from research collaboration with Bicycle Therapeutics, and THR-687, an integrin antagonist, which was in-licensed from Galapagos, are in late stage pre-clinical development.
ThromboGenics pioneered a new drug category of pharmacological vitreolysis with JETREA® (ocriplasmin) which is now approved for the treatment of vitreomacular traction in 54 countries worldwide. ThromboGenics is commercializing JETREA® via its subsidiary ThromboGenics, Inc. in the US. Alcon (Novartis) commercializes JETREA® outside the United States.
ThromboGenics is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and is listed on the NYSE Euronext Brussels exchange under the symbol THR.
More information is available at www.thrombogenics.com
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