Eye On the Cure Research News

May 1, 2019

ARVO 2019: Emerging Drug for RP Evaluated in Safety & Tolerability Study

Francois Paquet-Durand, PhD, chief scientific officer at the company Mireca, discusses an emerging drug for retinitis pigmentosa, and other inherited retinal diseases.

Francois Paquet-Durand, PhD, chief scientific officer at the company Mireca, discusses an emerging drug for retinitis pigmentosa, and other inherited retinal diseases. The compound is active across many mutations and reaches the retina in a liposomal delivery system (like a "nano capsule").  The positive safety & tolerability study was presented in a poster at the 2019 meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), April 28-May 2, 2019, in Vancouver, Canada.