Clearside Biomedical’s Oncology Licensing Partner Doses First Patient in its Phase 2 Study in Patients with Choroidal Melanoma Using SCS Microinjector® for Suprachoroidal Delivery
Aura also announced that AU-011 passed the Safety Review for the first dose escalation cohort which demonstrated favorable safety data with no safety findings and no adverse events noted. Aura’s preclinical data on suprachoroidal injection of AU-011 presented at the
“With this trial initiation, we are on track to have three product candidates delivered via our SCS Microinjector in four clinical trials this year,” said
About Clearside’s SCS Microinjector®
Clearside’s patented, proprietary suprachoroidal space (SCS®) injection treatment approach offers unprecedented access to the back of the eye where sight-threatening disease often occurs. Clearside’s proprietary SCS Microinjector® can be used to inject a wide variety of drug candidates that are specifically formulated to be delivered via suprachoroidal injection. The SCS Microinjector provides targeted delivery to potentially improve efficacy and compartmentalization of medication to reduce or eliminate toxic effects on non-diseased cells. The SCS Microinjector is composed of a syringe and two 30-gauge hollow microneedles of varying lengths, each less than 1.2 millimeters, within a custom-designed hub that optimizes insertion and suprachoroidal administration of drugs.
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