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May 2020

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308 Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina | Healio.com/OSLIRetina News and Notes News and Notes Zimura Receives Fast Track Designation The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted fast track designation to Zimura for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to dry age-related macular degeneration, Iveric bio (New York, NY) announced in a press release. Zimura (avacincaptad pegol), a novel complement C5 inhibitor, has shown positive results in a clinical trial and was generally well tolerated after 12 months of administration, the release said. "With no treatment options available for patients with geographic atrophy secondary to dry age-related macular degeneration, the FDA's fast track designa- tion recognizes the potential of Zimura to address this unmet medical need," Glenn P. Sblendorio, CEO and president of Iveric bio, said in the release. 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