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AKB-9778 improves underlying diabetic retinopathy in TIME-2 study

February 11, 2016

AKB-9778 alone or in combination with ranibizumab improved underlying diabetic retinopathy in eyes with and without diabetic macular edema in the TIME-2 phase 2a study, Aerpio Therapeutics announced in a press release.

Patients in the TIME-2 study were administered 15 mg of AKB-9778 alone, 15 mg of AKB-9778 in combination with 0.3 mg of Lucentis (ranibizumab, Genentech) or 0.3 mg of ranibizumab alone.

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