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Biogen, AGTC enter agreement to develop gene therapies in ophthalmology

July 2, 2015

Biogen and AGTC have entered into a collaboration and licensing agreement to develop gene-based therapies for multiple ophthalmic diseases, according to a press release from Biogen.

Lead development programs include a clinical candidate for X-linked retinoschisis and a preclinical candidate for the treatment of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, the release said.

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Biogen, AGTC enter agreement to develop gene therapies in ophthalmology

July 2, 2015
Biogen and AGTC have entered into a collaboration and licensing agreement to develop gene-based therapies for multiple ophthalmic diseases, according…
VIDEO: Update on retinal vein occlusion Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Update on retinal vein occlusion

June 30, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, W. Lloyd Clark, MD, discusses treatment options for patients with retinal vein occlusion.
In the Journals

ERM surgery may be equally effective in eyes with and without high myopia

June 29, 2015
Epiretinal membrane surgery in highly myopic eyes may produce satisfactory functional and anatomical outcomes comparable to those seen in non-highly…
Richard L. Lindstrom

Publication Exclusive: Collaborative effort focuses on safety, vision health of astronauts

June 29, 2015
Space is a hostile environment for the human body. We are all aware of the great risks taken in being rocketed into space and returning to Earth…
VIDEO: Speaker discusses vitreomacular surgery Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Speaker discusses vitreomacular surgery

June 27, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, Steve Charles, MD, gives an overview of vitreomacular surgery.
Richard L. Lindstrom

Publication Exclusive: Monitoring long-term effects on vision in microgravity a priority for NASA’s future flight to Mars

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VIDEO: Noisefield perimetry versus Amsler Grid for early screening in age-related macular degeneration Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Noisefield perimetry versus Amsler Grid for early screening in age-related macular degeneration

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