This article was reviewed by Christopher D. Riemann, MD
Subretinal transplantation of human embryonic stem cells-derived retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and geographic atrophy (GA) appears well-tolerated, according to Christopher D. Riemann, MD, of Cincinnati Eye Institute and the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.
During the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology virtual annual meeting, he presented interim results of phase I/IIa trial investigating OpRegen for the treatment of dry AMD with GA (NCT02286089).
OpRegen is administered as a cell suspension, initially in a balanced salt solution but now in a thaw-and-inject formulation using CryoStor 5.
The US Food and Drug Administration has already granted OpRegen fast track designation, Riemann said…..
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Source: Ophthalmology Times