Ampio Pharmaceuticals commences Optina Stage II clinical trial for diabetic macular edema Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Diabetic macular edema is responsible for most vision loss in individuals with diabetes mellitus. Ampio Pharmaceuticals offers completed a formal agreement with St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada as your final stage for ethics board authorization which is expected within the next few days . Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. David Bar-Or added, ‘After accumulating in vitro and animal data, it is gratifying to begin with treating patients because of this debilitating disease.’ Diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy are complications of diabetes mellitus that occur in approximately one third of patients a decade after the onset of diabetes and are rapidly growing factors behind blindness worldwide.

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