OSLI Retina

October 2020

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604 Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina | Healio.com/OSLIRetina News and Notes News and Notes FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Dry AMD Gene Therapy The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted fast track designation to GT005 for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a press release from Gyroscope Thera- peutics. The designation is for patients with specific mutations in the complement factor I gene and low levels of CFI protein in their blood. Enrollment is underway in the EXPLORE phase 2 study to evaluate GT005 in these patients. "Dry AMD is a life-altering diagnosis, and there are currently no FDA-approved medicines available. Research suggests people with dry AMD who have certain CFI mutations that correlate with low CFI levels in the blood have a higher risk of devel- oping AMD," Nadia Waheed, MD, MPH, chief medical officer of Gyroscope Thera- peutics, said in the release. The company plans to begin a phase 2 trial in a broader group of patients before the end of the year. Originally posted on www.healio.com on September 23, 2020. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina® (ISSN-2325-8160, Canadian BN-12978 0466 RT ) is published 12 times per year by SLACK Incorporated®, and is an official publication of ARVO/ISIE. Publication Office: SLACK Incorporated®, 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone (856) 848-1000. Printed in the USA. Periodicals Class Postage Paid at Deptford, NJ 08096 and at additional mailing offices. Contents copyrighted by SLACK Incorporated®, 2020. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced with- out prior written consent of the publisher. All requests to reprint or use material published herein should be directed to the Request Permissions link on every article page at Healio.com/ophthalmology/journals/osli. Subscription rates in the U.S. and possessions: Individuals: One year—print $228, electronic only: $203. Institutional: One year—$719. Residents and fellows: $114 for one year (a letter of certification indicating residency of the subscriber is required). Canada add 5% GST, all other countries add $64 per year. All subscriptions, without exception, will start with the first issue pub- lished after the order is received. Single copies and back issues, when available, are $103. Payment must accompany order. Sub- scription requests should be addressed to the publisher. Change of Address: Notice should be sent to the publisher six weeks in advance of effective date. Include old and new ad- dresses with zip codes. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for undelivered copies. Duplicate copies will not be sent to re- place ones undelivered through failure to notify the publisher of change of address. POSTMASTER: Send Form 3547 to Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina®, SLACK Incorporated®, 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Articles are intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as the basis of patient treatment. All opinions expressed by authors and quoted sources are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors, publisher, or editorial boards of SLACK Incorporated®. The acceptance of advertising in no way implies endorsement by the editors, publisher, or editorial boards of SLACK Incorporated®. See website for print and web advertising policy. Readers with queries about the Journal's policies on error correction, version control, journal of record, ancillary material, or archiving should contact osli@healio.com. The Journal staff have no financial relationships to disclose. Financial disclosures for the Editor and members of the Editorial Board are on file with the editorial office. Indexed in: Medline/PubMed, ProQuest, EMCare, EMBASE, Science Citation Index, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, BioEn- gineering Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, and SCOPUS. Follow OSLIJournal OSLI Retina SLACK Incorporated 6900 Grove Road Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447 Phone: 856-994-9900 Email: osli@healio.com Healio.com/OSLIRetina Chief Content Officer Joan-Marie Stiglich, ELS EDITORIAL Senior Editorial Director David W. Mullin Executive Editor Cara Dickinson SALES Chief Commercial Officer Matthew J. Holland Group Sales Director, Eye Care Scott Wright Senior Account Manager Kathy Huntley National Account Manager Laura Renna Director, Sales Administration and Support Carolyn Boerner Sales Coordinator, Recruitment Jennifer Carroll Classified/Recruitment Sales KERH Group LLC 855-233-8100 slack@kerhgroup.com Reprints/Eprints Licensing Opportunities: Sheridan Content Solutions scsreprints@sheridan.com DESIGN Creative Director Thomas Cavallaro Production and Circulation Director Cheryl McKeown Production Associate Ryan Davis The Wyanoke Group President Peter N. Slack Chief Operating Officer John C. Carter Chief Financial Officer Darrell Blood Senior Vice President Denise Mealey Chief Technology Officer Linda Baker

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