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DSMB Supports Continuation of the Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Medidur(TM) FA for the Treatment of DME
Date:10/17/2007

as found no significant issues in the treatment of patients with Medidur over the past 18 months in the recruitment phase of this pivotal study," said pSivida Limited Managing Director, Dr. Paul Ashton.

Currently, 7.5 percent of the US population is diabetic. Over time, almost all diabetics will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy, of which diabetic macular edema is the primary cause of vision loss. There are currently more than 500,000 people with DME in the United States and this number is expected to exceed 700,000 by the year 2010; approximately 75,000 new cases of DME are diagnosed each year.

About Alimera Sciences Inc.

Alimera Sciences Inc., an Atlanta, GA. venture backed company, specializes in the development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmology pharmaceuticals. Founded by an executive team with extensive development and revenue growth expertise, Alimera Sciences' products are focused on improving the delivery of therapeutic agents to enhance patients' lives and strengthen physicians' ability to manage ocular conditions. Alimera is currently conducting a Phase 3 clinical trial of fluocinolone acetonide in the Medidur(TM) drug delivery system for the treatment of diabetic macular edema. For more information, please visit http://www.alimerasciences.com

About pSivida Limited

pSivida, a Boston, MA. based global drug delivery company, is committed to the biomedical sector. Retisert(R) is FDA approved for the treatment of uveitis. Vitrasert(R) is FDA approved for the treatment of AIDS-related CMV Retinitis. Bausch & Lomb own the trademarks Vitrasert(R) and Retisert(R). pSivida has licensed the technologies underlying both of these products to Bausch & Lomb. The technology underlying Medidur(TM) for diabetic macular edema is licensed to Alimera Sciences and is in Phase 3 clinical trials. pSivida has a worldwide collaborative research and license agreement w
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