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A One Time Implant to Replace Eye Injections?
October 14, 2015
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A One Time Implant to Replace Eye Injections?

What if instead of monthly or bi-monthly eye injections, a one time outpatient procedure could be used to treat your wet macular degeneration? That's exactly what Neurotech Pharmaceuticals is seeking to find out.

Encapsulated Cell Technology

The implant, Encapsulated Cell Technology, is being called by some retina specialists as the "future of drug delivery." The implant provides a continuous drug release into the eye thereby eliminating the need for repeated intravitreal injections.

"We are very excited to initiate this study," said Arshad Khanani, MD, Managing Partner of Sierra Eye Associates in Reno, Nevada, the first retinal surgeon to enroll a patient in the trial. "ECT represents the future of drug delivery. It has the capability to allow for the continuous delivery of therapeutics with a single surgical procedure. NT-503 ECT has the potential to maintain a therapeutic response in patients with wet AMD while eliminating the need for repeated injections."

This Phase 2 clinical trial is now open for enrollment and is seeking 150 eligible patients. Find out more about this breakthrough in treating wet AMD here:

Encapsulated Cell Technology Study

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

www.WebRN-MacularDegeneration.com

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