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Drug news: Macusight's Perceiva (Sirolimus)

New to me. This drug is in four different Phase II studies looking at it for use in three different conditions, one of which is dry eye.

Here's a link to the clinical trial information (this is completely enrolled but in case you want to read about it)

And here's a news article from Sept 30th:

MacuSight(R) Provides Clinical Development Update for Perceiva(TM)

UNION CITY, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- MacuSight, a developer of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of severe ocular diseases and conditions, today provided a clinical development update for Perceiva, the company's proprietary ocular sirolimus product. The company has completed patient enrollment in four ongoing Phase 2 clinical trials of Perceiva and plans to announce data from these studies in the first half of 2010. All four studies are being conducted at investigational sites in the United States. These studies, which are evaluating Perceiva as a treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME), neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) and dry eye syndrome, are part of MacuSight's broad Phase 2 Perceiva clinical program which spans five major ocular disease indications....

MacuSight's fourth Phase 2 trial, in which the company is using Perceiva to evaluate the potential role for sirolimus in the treatment of dry eye syndrome, has successfully enrolled 143 patients at four investigational sites. For this trial, MacuSight worked with Ora, Inc., a leading global clinical research organization located in Andover, MA. As part of this randomized, dose-ranging, placebo-controlled study, patients receive a single subconjunctival injection of Perceiva at baseline. Investigators will evaluate signs and symptoms of dry eye over a period of 28 days following a single injection.
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