Ampio Pharma (AMPE) Announces Publication of Optina Data

October 4, 2016 8:42 AM EDT
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Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMPE) announced that a manuscript titled: "Potential Beneficial Effect of Low Dose Danazol in Combination With Renin Angiotensin Inhibitors in Diabetic Macular Edema" was accepted for publication in Acta Ophthalmologica, an international peer-reviewed journal in the field of ophthalmology.

Ampio's CSO, Dr. David Bar-Or, explained "The article, coauthored by Dr. Michael Singer, retinologist at the University of Texas, reports the clinical benefits of Optina™, from a 12-week multi-center, placebo-controlled, double-masked randomized trial which identified a reversal of pathological changes and a synergistic effect with other medication. As previously reported, oral treatment with Optina™ (low-dose danazol) has been shown to be safe and confer significant improvements in visual acuity (VA) and reductions in central retinal thickness (CRT) in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) when given the optimal dose, in particular for patients on Renin Angiotensin Inhibitors."

Dr. Singer, who previously presented the results of this trial at the World Congress of Ophthalmology and at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), also presented these findings recently at the 2016 annual meeting of the Retina Society held in San Diego, CA.

The mission of the Retina Society is to reduce worldwide visual disability and blindness by promoting the education and professional interaction of vitreoretinal specialists, providing optimal care for patients with vitreoretinal diseases, and encouraging, through clinical and basic research, the discovery and development of new means to further patient care.

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