Oxford BioMedica

Oxford BioMedica, Mayo Clinic collaborate in glaucoma research

Monday, October 31, 2011

Oxford BioMedica has entered into a research and development collaboration with Mayo Clinic to develop a novel gene therapy for the treatment of chronic glaucoma. Under the terms of the agreement, Mayo Clinic and Oxford BioMedica will undertake pre-clinical studies to establish the feasibility of treating glaucoma using Oxford BioMedica’s proprietary LentiVector gene delivery technology expressing a COX-2 gene and a PGF-2alpha receptor gene in order to reduce intraocular pressure. The collaboration includes an option for exclusive US rights to license Mayo Clinic’s glaucoma technology, which Oxford BioMedica can exercise upon completion of pre-clinical studies under confidential terms agreed by Mayo Clinic and Oxford BioMedica.

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