Phase II/III Study of Anti-VEGF in Neovascular AMD

2014-07-23 21:55:48 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of the study is to determine whether the anti-VEGF drug is effective at stabilizing and/or improving vision in patients with the wet form of AMD


This will be a randomized, double-masked, controlled, dose-ranging, multi-center comparative trial, in parallel groups. Patients will be stratified by clinical center, by percentage of classic CNV vessels: [predominantly classic (>50%) vs. minimally classic (1-49%) vs. purely occult (0%)], and according to whether, or not, they have received prior PDT with Visudyne (no more than once). All patients will be re-randomized after 54 weeks of treatment to either, continue or discontinue therapy for further 48 weeks.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Macular Degeneration


EYE001 anti-VEGF aptamer


Foundation for Fighting Blindness
United States




Eyetech Pharmaceuticals

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:55:48-0400

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