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Fovea Pharmaceuticals Receives Orphan Drug Designation from EC for RdCVF for the Treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa
Date:1/7/2008

or the treatment of ocular diseases, with a special focus on retinal pathologies. Created in May 2005, Fovea has a highly experienced board and management team. Last December 2007, it raised EUR30M ($44M) in a Series B financing from a strong, international syndicate of new and existing investors led by Forbion Capital Partners (Naarden, The Netherlands). All existing institutional investors participated in the round including Sofinnova Partners, Abingworth, GIMV, The Wellcome Trust and Credit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE).

Fovea has built a project portfolio including internal research programs on dry AMD, glaucoma (neuroprotection) and retinal dystrophies as well as clinical programs underway for such indications as macular edema, allergic conjunctivitis, and retinitis pigmentosa.

To advance the development and commercialization of its programs, FOVEA is working both independently and through collaborators including industrial partners like Novartis, Genzyme, and CombinatoRx, as well as with academic teams, like the Inserm unit U592, the Rothschild Ophthalmological Foundation, or the Johns Hopkins University.

For additional information about FOVEA and its programs, please visit http://www.fovea-pharma.com

Fovea Pharmaceuticals

Bernard Davitian

Chief Financial Officer

+33144164261

info@fovea-pharma.com

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