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ThromboGenics Completes Patient Enrolment in US Phase III Trial of Microplasmin for the Non-Surgical Treatment of Eye Disease
Date:9/23/2009

Vitreomacular adhesion is also associated with a much poorer prognosis in certain major eye conditions, including diabetic retinopathy and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

The primary endpoint of both trials is the non-surgical resolution of focal vitreomacular adhesion after one month. This anatomical endpoint is being measured and recorded using optical coherence tomography (OCT) which provides images that can clearly show the separation of the vitreous from the retina. OCT is a very sensitive and specific method for detecting the resolution of focal vitreomacular adhesion. ThromboGenics has used both OCT and ultrasound technology in previous studies evaluating microplasmin in eye disease. Based on this experience and discussions with the FDA, OCT was selected as the main assessment technique for the Phase III program as it provides results which have greater clinical relevance. In addition to the primary endpoint, the Phase III trials will evaluate additional measures of efficacy as well as safety, assessed at various time periods over the six month study period.

It is expected that the results from the TG-MV-006 study will be presented by mid 2010.

Dr. Patrik De Haes, CEO of ThromboGenics commented, "We are very pleased to announce that we have completed enrolment of the US pivotal Phase III trial for microplasmin months ahead of schedule. Microplasmin is key to the success of our ophthalmic focused strategy and the speed at which patients have been recruited is very encouraging. Today's announcement brings us a step closer to potentially changing the way a number of important eye conditions are treated, as well as bringing us closer to our key aim of becoming a profitable, integrated business focused on cutting edge ophthalmic medicines. We very much look forward to announcing the results of this trial by the middle of next year and I am confident that ThromboGenics will continue to deliv
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