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ALLEGRO OPHTHALMICS ANNOUNCES ISSUANCE OF U.S. PATENT FOR FIRST-IN-CLASS INTEGRIN PEPTIDE THERAPY CANDIDATE LUMINATE®
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA - May 18, 2015 - Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC (Allegro), a biotechnology company focused on the development of therapies to treat vitreoretinal diseases, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued US Patent 9,018,352 covering the composition of matter of Allegro's product candidate Luminate® (ALG-1001), as well as its methods of use in the treatment of various ophthalmic disorders, neovascular conditions and tumors. The patent, which is Allegro's first in the United States, was issued April 28, 2015. Allegro has additional patents pending.
Currently in multiple Phase 2 studies in the United States for the treatment of vitreoretinal conditions, Luminate treats vitreoretinal diseases by targeting integrin receptors involved in cell signaling and regulation, and in the construction of new and aberrant blood vessels. By utilizing two mechanisms of action (anti-angiogenesis and vitreolysis), Luminate has been shown in clinical studies to effectively regress and inhibit new blood vessel formation, as well as reduce vascular leakage and accelerate liquefaction of the vitreous. Through these mechanisms of action, anti-integrin therapy reduces the burden of intravitreal injections from the current standard of every four to eight weeks to every three months or longer.
"This patent is significant in that it provides Luminate with long-term market exclusivity," said Vicken Karageozian, M.D., Chief Technical Officer, Allegro Ophthalmics. "An important component of Allegro's intellectual property portfolio, the issuance of this first U.S. patent validates the novel science of Luminate."
Luminate is an investigational drug not approved by the FDA for commercial sale in the U.S. Allegro maintains commercial rights to Luminate in all territories outside of Japan, Korea and China.
About Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC
With more than 100 years of combined experience in ophthalmic drug discovery, development and manufacturing, Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC, is working to establish integrin peptide therapy as the next-generation pharmaceutical category for the treatment of vitreoretinal diseases. Allegro's lead investigational drug, Luminate, is currently in Phase 2 studies and has the potential to significantly reduce the current burden of intravitreal injections and to be a viable option for patients with diabetic macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, and wet age-related macular degeneration. By quickly, safely and cost-effectively bringing to market new and improved treatment options for leading causes of blindness, Allegro is committed to offering patients an improved quality of life sustained by self-sufficient, functional vision. For more information, visit www.allegroeye.com.
Luminate® is a registered trademark of Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC.
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john23 wrote:I also agree with both of you. In the outside world i have never listened even a discussion about floaters. When i try to explain what are the floaters to others i realize how much futile is this. I believe that it is difficult to meet people with vast eye problems as ours because the most of them are really depressed and they don't even go out for walk. I have also started to believe that the floaters of old people are totally different from ours.
Jul 24 15 9:35 PM
In the phase 2, prospective, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of intravitreal injections of Luminate in 106 study subjects, 65 percent of eyes treated with the 3.2 mg dose of Luminate achieved release of VMT or VMA by Day 90 (end of study), compared to 9.7 percent of those in the placebo control group (p=0.0129).
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john23 wrote:Maybe you are right, i also start to have doubts about the pontent of this '' drug '' and how it could be benefit for us..
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starRider32 wrote:If I understand correctly, the ALG-1001 induce a PVD (Post Vitreous Detachment)
How does it help for people floaters ? Sound like it make situation even worse ... ?! Can someone explain me.
Does it help for people having floaters but no retina detachment ?
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