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A Novel IOP Reducing Agent for Glaucoma

Technology Overview

A Novel IOP Reducing Agent for Glaucoma.
A Novel IOP Reducing Agent for Glaucoma.

Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness, requires new medications as current treatments and surgeries may cause drug resistance, waning effectiveness, and side effects within 1 to 3 years in 50% of the patients after long-term medication. ITRI developed a novel agent for glaucoma that is effective in reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) and preventing eye irritation. The drug works by relaxing the eye’s trabecular meshwork (TM) and allowing the aqueous humor (AH) to flow out, thereby lowering the IOP. Pre-clinical studies for preparing phase I IND package have been completed and the technology has been transferred to pharmaceutical companies in Taiwan. T

Applications & Benefits

This innovation makes an advance in glaucoma treatment and is expected to drive the pharmaceutical industry to capture the niche market of ophthalmic drugs.

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