Navigation Links
Ampio Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Phase II Clinical Trial of Optina™
Date:7/21/2010

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AMPE) today announced the initiation of a Phase II clinical trial of Optina™ for the treatment of diabetic macular edema, an early stage of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic macular edema is responsible for most vision loss in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Ampio Pharmaceuticals has completed a formal agreement with St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada as a final step for ethics board approval which is expected in the next few days.  "We are very excited to be commencing this trial and pending the final approval of the ethics board we will commence patient recruitment in the next weeks," stated Don Wingerter, CEO of Ampio Pharmaceuticals. Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. David Bar-Or added, "After accumulating in vitro and animal data, it is gratifying to begin treating patients for this debilitating disease."

Diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy are complications of diabetes mellitus that occur in approximately one third of patients 10 years after the onset of diabetes and are rapidly growing causes of blindness worldwide. There is currently no effective oral medication to treat diabetic macular edema or diabetic retinopathy. Optina™ is a repurposed oral drug with an established human safety profile. Pre-clinical studies have shown the potential for Optina™ to significantly reduce diabetic macular edema in patients.

About Ampio Pharmaceuticals

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops innovative proprietary drugs for metabolic disease, eye disease, kidney disease, inflammation and CNS disease. The product pipeline includes new uses for previously approved drugs and new molecular entities ("NMEs"). By concentrating on development of new uses for previously approved drugs, approval timelines, costs and risk of clinical failure are reduced because these drugs have strong potential to be safe and effective while their shorter development times can significantly increase near-term value. A key strategy includes actively exploring partnership, licensing and other collaboration opportunities to maximize Ampio's product development programs.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain of the above statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.

Contact: Redwood Consultants, LLC Tel: +1 415-884-0348


'/>"/>
SOURCE Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. CardioMEMS Completes CHAMPION Clinical Trial Study
2. Higher Education Leaders Receive TCWF Champions of Health Professions Diversity Award
3. Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Appoints New Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
4. Ampio Pharmaceuticals to Acquire DMI Biosciences, Inc.
5. Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Retains Redwood Consultants, LLC to Assist in Shareholder Relations and Strategic Planning
6. Chay Enterprises Inc. Completes Merger With Repurposed Drug Developer Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
7. Champions Biotechnology Reports Fiscal 2010 Second Quarter Financial Results
8. Champions Biotechnology, Inc. Signs Exclusive Licensing Agreement with Ramot for TAR-1, a Novel Therapeutic for the Treatment of Cancer
9. U.S. Patent Issued for Champions Biotechnologys Lead Oncology Drug
10. Atlanta-based Med Tech Company CardioMEMS Raises Additional Capital to Advance its CHAMPION Clinical Trial for its Wireless Sensor System for Heart Failure Monitoring
11. Champions Biotechnology Begins Preclinical Development of Its Lead Oncology Drug Candidate
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/8/2017)... Fla. , June 8, 2017  Less than ... that hit more than 200,000 companies, including hospital networks, ... being heralded as one of the largest online extortion ... in the healthcare market, it is imperative that providers ... protect their data from this — and many other ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... 2017  Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group, a brand of Diplomat Pharmacy, ... Iowa location. The ... features an ISO 7 cleanroom—the standard needed to compound intravenous (IV) ... level of pollutants. "Our new ... better serve our Iowa patients," said ...
(Date:6/1/2017)... BLUE BELL, Pa. , June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... Nutriceuticals (PRN) and Veterinarian Recommended Solutions (VRS), and KD ... direct investment in Nutriceutical Holdings by KD Pharma Group. ... Nutriceutical Holdings with the option to acquire the entire ... ideal partner in KD. They are committed to growing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... June 24, 2017 , ... ... Located at 217 Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma, Dental365 offers patients high-quality and ... so that visits to the dentist fit into their patients’ busy lifestyles. Dental365 ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... the launch of Care Management Alerts and Dashboards, an innovative new service enabling ... Island. , RIQI’s Care Management Alerts and Dashboards provide near real-time data about ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Yesterday, U.S. Senate Republicans revealed details of ... replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Like the bill narrowly passed by the ... public health insurance program for low-income children, pregnant women, parents of dependent children, ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein , a ... offering three new minimally invasive procedures to patients who want a younger and ... Rubinstein is excited to bring microneedling, microneedling facials, and platelet rich plasma (PRP) ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... ... Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs today announced the opening of a new restaurant in ... Kan. 66604 (near 21st and Gage). It is owned and operated by long-time Goodcents ... the Topeka and Bonner Springs, Kan. area. , “Goodcents has such a loyal ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):