Non-surgical back of eye disease treatment trialled

January 14, 2009

The Phase III trial of microplasmin for the treatment of back of the eye disease has been initiated, according to a statement from ThromboGenics NV, the developer of microplasmin.

The Phase III trial of microplasmin for the treatment of back of the eye disease has been initiated, according to a statement from ThromboGenics NV, the developer of microplasmin.

The multicentre MIVI-TRUST (Microplasmin for IntraVitreous Injection-Traction Release without Surgical Treatment) trial will be conducted in Europe and North America, and will evaluate microplasmin versus placebo as an intravitreal treatment of patients with focal vitreomacular adhesion. Approximately 80 centres will enrol approximately 320 patients each, and the primary endpoint is resolution of vitreomacular adhesion at one month.

The studies, which were initiated following promising Phase II results, are planned to be completed by the end of 2010.