Innovations in ophthalmology

Innovative approaches harnessing gene therapy, drug delivery and AI are proving successful to help treat diseases of the eye. Here we explore emerging technologies from companies working in the field.

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  • Building on an evolutionary ruse to cross the physiological blood–brain barrier, NEUWAY Pharma’s engineered protein capsules (EnPC) are poised to usher in a new era of effective CNS therapies.

    • NEUWAY Pharma GmbH
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  • Herantis is capitalising on the power of the natural protein Cerebral Dopamine Neurotrophic Factor (CDNF) to restore proteostasis and slow, stop, or even reverse neurodegeneration.

    • Herantis Pharma
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  • With its unique mRNA therapeutics platform, Arcturus Therapeutics is a leading clinical-stage mRNA medicines company focused on the development of infectious disease vaccines and significant opportunities within liver and respiratory rare diseases.

    • Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings
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  • Building on its history of successful collaborations, Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines global business unit of Sanofi, is seeking partners with a common drive for excellence and pursuit of innovation.

    • Sanofi Pasteur
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  • Avalon GloboCare, a leading biotechnology company focusing on cell-based technology and therapeutics, is using its leading technology platforms to begin clinical trials of its potential COVID-19 therapy, a mucosal intranasal spray vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, and is developing drugs to combat cancer metastasis.

    • Avalon GloboCare Corp.
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  • Switzerland-based EsoCap has built a novel drug delivery system that aims to provide long-lasting local therapy in the upper gastrointestinal tract and is currently being tested in a phase 2 trial.

    • EsoCap AG
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Artificial intelligence in drug development

Artificial intelligence in drug development

From rapid candidate selection, to fewer clinical trials and faster market approval, artificial intelligence approaches are helping to accelerate and improve the efficiency of the drug development process, whilst significantly reducing costs. Here we present a number of companies working in the field.
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