Unlike previous forms of radiation therapies for wet AMD, NeoVista's radiation device delivers the peak dose of radiation directly to the lesion minimizing radiation exposure to the surrounding tissue. The minimally invasive procedure utilizes a device similar in size and appearance to a fountain pen, to deliver a highly focused radiation directly to the area of the retina affected by wet AMD. Importantly for patients, the exposure to radiation is minimal, as the effective dose to the entire body from NeoVista's epiretinal device is comparable to 15 minutes of sun exposure.
"Ultimately, our goal is to restore vision and quality of life to elderly patients who have been stricken with this debilitating disease by liberating them of the burdens associated with existing wet AMD therapies," said John N. Hendrick, President and CEO of NeoVista. "As our clinical trials continue to show positive results, we are getting closer to achieving that goal and delivering a real solution to physicians and patients."
In addition to Germany, locations of CABERNET study sites include the United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Israel, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. The CABERNET study is intended to support eventual filing for regulatory approval to market the product worldwide.
About Wet AMD
Wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels behind the retina start to
grow under the macula, where they leak blood and fluid, causing scar tissue
to form and vision to become impaired. With wet AMD vision loss may occur
faster and be more noticeable than with dry AMD. The longer the abnormal
vessels leak or grow, the more detail vision will be lost. The earlier wet
AMD is diagnosed, the better the patients' chance of preserving some or
much of their central vision.
|SOURCE NeoVista, Inc.|
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