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“Based on the data from PEACHTREE, our pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial, we believe that XIPERE has the potential to become a new paradigm in the treatment of uveitic macular edema,” said
XIPERE, Clearside’s first investigational treatment to reach NDA submission, is a proprietary suspension of the corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide formulated for administration to the back of the eye via suprachoroidal injection into the space located between the choroid and the outer protective layer of the eye known as the sclera. Clearside’s proprietary suprachoroidal treatment approach is designed to enable rapid dispersion of medicine to the back of the eye, so that adequate medicine reaches and stays at the site of disease and has the potential to act longer, while minimizing harm to the surrounding healthy parts of the eye. This approach has potential to provide efficacy advantages and require fewer treatments.
PEACHTREE, a randomized, masked, sham-controlled Phase 3 trial, enrolled 160 patients with macular edema associated with non-infectious uveitis, and compared XIPERE dosed every 12 weeks to sham control.
The PEACHTREE trial met its primary endpoint, with 47% of patients in the XIPERE arm gaining at least 15 letters in best corrected visual acuity, as measured using the Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study scale, from baseline at week 24, compared to 16% of patients in the sham control arm (p<.001). All key secondary and additional endpoints of the PEACHTREE trial were also achieved.
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