Greater Gift of Winston Salem, a non-profit that celebrates participation in clinical trials, announced a partnership with UF startup and UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech graduate Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC), a biotechnology company developing genetic therapies for the treatment of rare inherited retinal diseases (IRDs), and mobile vision provider 2020 On-site, a company involved in IRD clinical research and provides complimentary eye exams and facilitates the delivery of eyeglasses to students in need.
UF startup and UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech alum Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC), a biotechnology company conducting human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare retinal diseases, reported 12-month data from its ongoing achromatopsia (ACHM) Phase 1/2 clinical trials, including data from all adult patients and low-dose pediatric patients.
UF startup Glint Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company that delivers medicated contact lenses to treat eye diseases, announces the start of a phase I safety study to treat corneal infections and superficial injuries.
An anticancer drug developed by researchers from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy has become the first drug of its kind allowed to proceed to clinical trial by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Included in this news roundup is UF startup Algernon Pharmaceuticals's trials with ifenprodil, a drug used to treat vertigo and bird flu. Algernon is testing the drug's efficacy in preventing lung damage and increasing survivability in patients with COVID-19.