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Quark Pharmaceuticals Reports Favorable Interim Results from Phase I Clinical Study of QPI-1007 in Patients with Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION)
Date:1/4/2012

iliary artery. Vision loss resulting from NAION is typically sudden and painless, and in most cases patients have permanent visual deficits. There are no approved therapies available for these patients.

About Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company engaged in discovering and developing novel RNAi-based therapeutics. The Company has a fully integrated drug development platform that spans therapeutic target identification based on its proprietary gene discovery technology, to clinical drug development. Quark has three product candidates in clinical development in five different disease indications of which four are in Phase 2. QPI-1007, a chemically modified synthetic siRNA, is Quark's first drug candidate based on novel siRNA structures developed though an internal program conducted by Quark in collaboration with BioSpring AG.

Quark is committed to leveraging a broad research pipeline of siRNA drug candidates and novel siRNA structures to develop additional RNAi drug candidates.

Quark is headquartered in Fremont, California and operates research and development facilities in Boulder, Colorado and Ness-Ziona, Israel. Additional information is available at www.quarkpharma.com.

(1) The Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Decompression Trial Research Group (1995). Optic Nerve Decompression Surgery for Nonarteritic Anteriror Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION) is Not Effective and May Be Harmful. JAMA, Vol.273, pp.625 – 632; and (2) Hayreh S.S. & Zimmerman M.B. (2008). Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Natural History of Visual Outcome. J. Ophthalmology, pp.298-305.

 

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