Bedford, mass.-based Ocular Therapeutix launched Phase III human clinical studies of its drug-releasing optical plug in patients undergoing cataract surgery.
Ocular Therapeutix wrapped up patient enrollment for a Phase II trial evaluating the company’s OTX-DP tear duct plug, the company announced this week.
Delcath Systems Inc.’s (NSDQ:DCTH) Chemosat organ-targeting chemotherapy system extended the lives of terminal eye cancer patients by several months without disease progression, researchers said.
Melanoma of the eye often spreads to the liver, generally killing a patient in 1 to 2 months, according to a press release. Patients who received targeted treatment to saturate the liver lived an average of 8.1 months, compared to 1.6 months for patients receiving the best alternative care.
Delcath Systems Inc. (NSDQ:DCTH) saw share prices drop 11 percent on news that its flagship cancer therapy device presented inconclusive results in treatment of colorectal cancer.
Sixteen patients with very late stage colorectal cancer participated in Delcath’s phase II study of its Chemosat focused chemotherapy delivery system, which uses a series of tubes to aim chemotherapy drugs at a specific organ and then filter the blood to remove the toxins before returning it to the body.