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EyeGate receives notice of allowance for EGP-437

July 27, 2015

EyeGate Pharmaceuticals received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for EGP-47, a dexamethasone phosphate formulation, as a method of treating eye conditions, according to a company press release.

EGP-437 is delivered into the ocular tissues via ocular iontophoresis. In clinical trials, EyeGate is evaluating EGP-437 delivered via the EyeGate II iontophoresis delivery system as a potential noninvasive method of treatment of noninfectious uveitis and macular edema, according to the release.

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SMILE procedure results in lower rate of dry eye than LASIK

July 27, 2015
Patients who underwent small incision lenticule extraction had a lower incidence of post-refractive surgery dry eye disease when compared with patients who underwent…
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Sodium chloride pretreatment may decrease risk of epithelial disruption during LASIK

July 27, 2015
Pretreatment with a hyperosmotic agent before LASIK may lower the incidence of epithelial disturbances and decrease postoperative complications for high-risk patients…

Allergan divests global generics business to Teva Pharma

July 27, 2015
Allergan announced that Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. will acquire Allergan’s global generic pharmaceutical business for $40.5 billion. Allergan will…
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Reporting of serious AEs to FDA often delayed by drug companies

July 27, 2015
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