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2009-03-12 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - QLT Inc. (NASDAQ: QLTI; TSX: QLT) ("QLT" or the "Company") today announced the results from a Phase Ia trial of QLT091001 in healthy adult volunteers. The trial demonstrated the drug is safe and well-tolerated and achieved its primary goal of estimating an appropriate dose for studies in patients. QLT091001 is an orally administered synthetic retinoid replacement for 11-cis-retinal, which is a key biochemical component of the visual retinoid cycle....

2009-03-06 10:01:57

Montreal March 2nd, 2009 "“ The team of Dr. Robert Koenekoop which includes Dr. Irma Lopez from the Research Institute of the MUHC at the Montreal Children's Hospital played a crucial role in the international collaboration that led to the discovery of a new gene that causes Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP), two devastating forms of childhood blindness.This finding of this new gene, called SPATA7, is remarkable because it identifies a new retinal metabolic...

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2009-02-08 13:36:38

Anti-oxidants in the diet shown to halt vision-destroying conditions Though based on mouse studies, the research bolsters the idea that humans suffering from these and other eye conditions may be able to help preserve function by adding antioxidants to their diet, and explains why this would work. The team also devised a new cell-based gene therapy technique that could eventually offer another option for arresting vision loss from these diseases. The work, led by Scripps Research Professor...

2008-10-31 12:00:32

StemCells, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, has reported that its proprietary HuCNS-SC product candidate, when transplanted into a well-established animal model, can protect the retina from progressive degeneration. This promising study was conducted by Raymond Lund, a researcher and professor at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and his research team. In this preclinical study, Dr Lund and his co-investigator at OHSU, Peter Francis,...

2008-10-30 09:00:41

StemCells, Inc. (NASDAQ:STEM) reported today that its proprietary HuCNS-SC(R) product candidate (purified human neural stem cells), when transplanted into a well-established animal model, can protect the retina from progressive degeneration. Retinal degeneration leads to loss of vision in diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. This promising study was conducted by Dr. Raymond Lund, a researcher and professor at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health...

2008-10-21 09:00:54

CUMBERLAND, R.I., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company focused on the development of sight-saving therapeutics for chronic retinal diseases, announced today the opening of its new 27,000 square-foot GMP manufacturing facility in Cumberland, Rhode Island. With support from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) and its financing programs, Rhode Island Industrial Facilities Corporation (RIIFC) and Rhode Island...

2008-10-09 09:00:52

VANCOUVER, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QLT Inc. (NASDAQ: QLTI; TSX: QLT) announced today that it has initiated a Phase I safety study in healthy adults of QLT091001, an orally administered synthetic retinoid replacement therapy for 11-cis-retinal, which is a key biochemical component of the visual retinoid cycle. The drug is being developed for the potential treatment of Leber's Congenital Amourosis (LCA), an inherited progressive retinal degenerative disease that leads to retinal...

2008-09-04 12:00:33

Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company focused on the development of sight-saving therapeutics for chronic retinal diseases, has announced that the FDA has granted fast track designations for NT-501 for the treatment of visual loss in two indications - retinitis pigmentosa and the dry form of age-related macular degeneration. Neurotech is conducting two Phase II/III trials of NT-501 for the treatment of visual loss associated with retinitis pigmentosa (RP)-one consisting of...

2008-09-03 09:00:46

LINCOLN, R.I., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company focused on the development of sight-saving therapeutics for chronic retinal diseases, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designations for NT-501 for the treatment of visual loss in two indications -- retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD). NT-501 is an intraocular, cell containing...

2008-08-14 15:00:59

Pipex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX: PP), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative late-stage drug candidates for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) and autoimmune diseases, today announced its clinical update and results for its second quarter of 2008. A conference call has been scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EDT today. In order to participate in the conference call, please call toll free: 888-256-9124 and international dial-in: 913-312-0830. A replay of the conference...


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