Business Wire

Optos Announces Collaboration for Monitoring and Treating Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Europe

Jaa

Optos Plc, a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, Japan and the only ultra-widefield retinal imaging company for eye care is pleased to announce an exclusive distribution agreement in Europe and Australia for MacuLogix and LumiThera products. By entering this arrangement, we now offer a comprehensive solution to visualize, identify, and treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness in the world.

This three-part offering includes ultra-widefield optomap® colour and autofluorescence retinal images to show the structure and function of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) where AMD manifests within the eye. The MacuLogix AdaptDx, a dark adaptometer that can be used to detect AMD at a subclinical stage at least three years before structural changes such as drusen are visible. And the LumiThera’s Valeda Light Delivery System, the first approved for treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration using photobiomodulation.

“We are pleased to enter this relationship with MacuLogix and LumiThera to combat AMD. This strategic solution to monitor and treat AMD is very important for the patients who have this complicated, degenerative disease”, stated Robert Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, Optos. “We believe these two companies have complementary products to ultra-widefield retinal imaging that would provide a differentiated offering for AMD patients. The MacuLogix device can early diagnose AMD and the Lumithera medical device offers a differentiated treatment path”.

“Optos is one of the largest and most-respected suppliers of retina-focused medical devices in the world and MacuLogix is extremely honored to enter into this international partnership with them,” said William McPhee, President and CEO of MacuLogix. “By expanding our distribution network to include these eight countries, the AdaptDx will reach an additional 260 million people. Partnering with the Optos team gets us one step closer to our company’s vision of eliminating blindness caused by AMD.”

Clark Tedford, Ph.D., LumiThera President and CEO stated, "The distribution agreement with Optos allows LumiThera to begin commercialization throughout Europe and establishes a collaboration with a partner in the retinal imaging area. Optos is the global leader in ultra-widefield retinal imaging technologies and we are honored to be working with them to open up a new age in the treatment of AMD.”

About MacuLogix, Inc.

MacuLogix® equips eye care professionals with the instrument, tools and education needed to effectively diagnose and treat patients with AMD. By leveraging the science of dark adaptation through its AdaptDx®, MacuLogix is working to eliminate preventable blindness caused by AMD, a chronic, progressive disease that impacts over 170 million people worldwide and goes undiagnosed in 25 percent of patients. Through its AdaptDx® dark adaptation biomarker, MacuLogix enables eye care professionals to detect, monitor and treat AMD three years before it can be seen clinically. MacuLogix provides in-practice training and treatment best practices to support the implementation and optimization of the AdaptDx®. Visit www.maculogix.com for additional information.

About LumiThera, Inc.

LumiThera is a commercial-stage medical device company focused on treating people affected by ocular disorders and diseases including dry AMD, a leading cause of blindness in adults over 65. The Company is a leader in the use of photobiomodulation for the treatment of acute and chronic ocular diseases and disorders. The Company is developing the office-based Valeda™ Light Delivery System to be used by eye care specialists as medical treatments.

The device has been granted authorization to use the CE Mark by a EU Notified Body as required for commercial use in the European Union only. Valeda™ is not approved for use by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA. Visit www.lumithera.com for additional information about the company.

About Optos

Optos is the leading ultra-widefield retinal imaging company, acquired by Nikon in 2015. Its core technology, ultra-widefield (UWF™) high resolution digital images (optomap®) capture approximately 82% and 200 of the retina, something no other device is capable of doing in a single image. In 2018, the company announced a new product offering that combines ultra-widefield retinal imaging and optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans. For more information about Optos, please visit www.optos.com.

Contact information

Optos Plc
Leslie Amodei
VP, Global Marketing
(508) 787-1414
Lamodei@optos.com

Tietoja julkaisijasta

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi

Haluatko tietää asioista ensimmäisten joukossa? Kun tilaat mediatiedotteemme, saat ne sähköpostiisi välittömästi julkaisuhetkellä. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.

Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire

Game of Thrones Winter is Coming™ Launches Worldwide26.3.2019 02:00:00 EETTiedote

Yoozoo Games, a leading game developer and publisher, today announced the global launch of Game of Thrones Winter is Coming™ , a real-time strategy PC browser game officially licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under license from HBO®. The game is now available in English, with additional languages to follow. HBO, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Yoozoo Games have collaborated to recreate Westeros on a massive scale, delivering an authentic and immersive multiplayer world laid out across the Seven Kingdoms – complete with major landmarks and castles from the epic TV series. The story begins immediately following the death of Eddard Stark, when the player emerges as a new Westeros lord or lady in his stead. Strategising starts in earnest in Game of Thrones Winter is Coming as players aim to build an impenetrable base, train a victorious army and recruit faithful followers from a pool of iconic characters. As players progress, they must continue to acquire the mi

Earth Networks Announces Completion of Severe Weather Early Warning System for PAGASA26.3.2019 02:00:00 EETTiedote

Earth Networks announced today the completion of the Philippines’ first nationwide severe weather monitoring and alerting network with associated software services for the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) agency of the Republic of the Philippines. The announcement was made at the 6th annual InterMET Asia conference in Singapore. Initiated in 2017, and formally commissioned this week, the technology partnership between PAGASA and Earth Networks is the first of its kind in the Philippines and surrounding regions, powered by a network of total lightning sensors and real-time automatic weather stations for mesoscale monitoring. Installed and operated together with Philippines partner West Point Engineering, the 10-year program includes: Real-time lightning detection powered by the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network On-the-ground weather monitoring via the Earth Networks W

bluebird bio Statement on European Regulatory Status of LentiGlobin™26.3.2019 01:40:00 EETTiedote

A third party press release was issued today stating that the EMA (European Medicines Agency) issued an approval for the conditional Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for LentiGlobin™, bluebird bio’s investigational gene therapy for the treatment of transfusion dependent β-thalassemia (TDT). LentiGlobin for TDT is scheduled to be reviewed as part of the CHMP (Committee on Human Medicinal Products) meeting from March 25 – 28, however no opinion has been issued by the CHMP. If the CHMP’s opinion is issued it would then be reviewed by the European Commission (EC), which has the authority to grant approval for the use of LentiGlobin in the EU. About bluebird bio, Inc. bluebird bio is pioneering gene therapy with purpose. From our Cambridge, Mass., headquarters, we’re developing gene therapies for severe genetic diseases and cancer, with the goal that people facing potentially fatal conditions with limited treatment options can live their lives fully. Beyond our labs, we’re working

Celgene Submits Application to FDA for Ozanimod for the Treatment of Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis25.3.2019 23:30:00 EETTiedote

Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that the Company has submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ozanimod for the treatment of adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS). Ozanimod is an oral, sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulator, which binds with high affinity selectively to S1P subtypes 1 (S1P1) and 5 (S1P5). The pivotal efficacy and safety data provided in the application result from the SUNBEAM™ and RADIANCE™ Part B phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, active-controlled trials. “New oral treatment options with differentiated profiles like ozanimod are needed to help address an unmet need for people with relapsing forms of MS,” said Jay Backstrom, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Celgene. “With concurrent applications in the U.S. and EU, we look forward to advancing this promising medicine through the regulatory review process to provide a new option for the treatment of RMS in

AVLT and UKTS Announce the European Medicines Agency’s Approval of the Conditional Marketing Authorization Application for Zynteglo™ (Previously Known as Lentiglobin™) Gene Therapy for the Treatment of Transfusion Dependent Beta Thalassaemia25.3.2019 22:50:00 EETTiedote

Associazione Veneta Lotta alla Talassemia (AVLT) and the UK Thalassaemia Society (UKTS) announced today that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved bluebird bio’s application for Conditional Marketing Authorization (cMAA) of their product Zynteglo™, a gene therapy for the treatment of adolescents and adults with transfusion-dependent β-thalassaemia (TDT) who do not have a β0/β0 genotype. As a result of this marketing authorisation, Zynteglo™ is now approved for use in all European countries covered by the European Medicines Agency. Zynteglo™ has been given ‘conditional authorisation’. This means that there is more evidence to be submitted, which the company is required to provide under specific obligations. Every year, the EMA will review any new information that becomes available. “People living with transfusion-dependent β-thalassaemia have a reduced life expectancy, requiring life-long frequent blood transfusions that are life-saving but may lead to complications, includin

Historic Partnership between the Weizmann Institute of Science and Institut Curie25.3.2019 19:54:00 EETTiedote

On March 22, the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and Institut Curie in Paris, France, two major world-class research institutes, signed an historic partnership that will allow their teams to work closely together to improve knowledge in the field of life sciences, particularly in the areas of physics and chemistry, and most specifically - in the field of cancer research. This is a milestone in the history of these two institutes that have been working together for 15 years, particularly in the field of biophysics. Collaborative research programs This partnership will extend to many disciplines, including physics, chemistry, cellular biology, epigenetics, genetics, immunology and single cell approaches, imagery and data collection. The complementarity of the research between the various groups at Institut Curie and at the Weizmann Institute has been recognized in particular at the occasion of joint scientific workshops held regularly alternatively in Paris and Rehovot.

Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.

Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme