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    EMA committee recommends cenegermin for neurotrophic keratitis

     

    Decision pending

    If approved, Oxervate eye drops will be available at a dosage of 20 µg/ml. The drug has not yet been granted marketing authorisation in any country.

    The CHMP's recommendation will go to the European Commission for a decision on to grant European Union-wide marketing authorisation, while the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products will determine whether to maintain orphan designation.

    Dompé is also exploring the use of cenergermin in other optic neuropathies, such as retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, and retinitis pigmentosa.

    Meanwhile, researchers at Yamaguchi University and Hiroshima University are pursuing a similar approach to the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis using a combination of the neurotransmitter substance P and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1).

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