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Advanced retinal regeneration program could lead to fully functional retinal tissue implants to restore vision in late stages of blindness
“This significant addition to our expanding portfolio is a major step toward our goal of becoming an industry leader in regenerative opthalmology innovation,” commented Adi Mohanty, Co-Chief Executive Officer of BioTime. “These assets enable us to develop treatments for advanced forms of blindness for which there are currently no treatments available. We intend to build a strong franchise for serious forms of eye disease.”
“We anticipate that this technology, co-developed with the UPMC lab for retinal repair and epigenetics, will allow us to generate three-dimensional laminated human retinal tissue in a controlled manufacturing process. This could lead to vision restoration treatments for a variety of blinding retinal degenerative diseases, particularly retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, among other diseases and conditions,” said
Key aspects of the technology are described in three presentations at the annual meeting of the
In addition to the development of therapeutics, BioTime’s research and other activities have resulted, over time, in the creation of other subsidiaries that address other non-therapeutic market opportunities such as cancer diagnostics, drug development and cell research products, and mobile health software applications.
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