WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--pSivida Corp. (NASDAQ:PSDV) (ASX:PVA), a leader in the development of sustained release drug delivery products for treating eye diseases, today announced Dr. Paul Ashton, president and CEO of pSivida Corp., will speak at the BioInterface 2015 Annual Symposium of the Surfaces in BioMaterials Foundation being held September 21-23 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Ashton will speak during the Ophthalmic Drug Delivery Session on Tuesday, September 22 and will address “Idea to Product in Ophthalmic Sustained Release.” Other participants in this session include speakers from Genentech and Allergan, among others. The session is sponsored by Ora, Inc.
pSivida’s patented Durasert™ technology, which can deliver drug for a predetermined period ranging from months to years, is the basis of three of the only four sustained release products approved by the FDA to treat back of the eye diseases. The most recent is ILUVIEN® for diabetic macular edema. Medidur™ for posterior uveitis is in Phase III clinical trials. These products, which use the same injectable micro-insert, provide sustained delivery of a corticosteroid to the back of the eye for three years from a single injection.
The Surfaces in BioMaterials Foundation is dedicated to exploring creative solutions to technical challenges at the BioInterface by fostering education and multidisciplinary cooperation among industrial, academic, clinical and regulatory communities. More information on the Foundation is available at their website: http://www.surfaces.org.
About pSivida Corp.
pSivida Corp. (www.psivida.com), headquartered in Watertown, MA, is a leader in the development of sustained release, drug delivery products for treating eye diseases. pSivida has developed three of only four FDA-approved treatments for back-of-the-eye diseases. The most recent, ILUVIEN®, a micro-insert for diabetic macular edema, is licensed to Alimera Sciences and sold in the U.S. and three EU countries. Retisert®, an implant for posterior uveitis, is licensed to and sold by Bausch & Lomb. pSivida’s lead product candidate, Medidur™, a micro-insert for posterior uveitis, is currently in pivotal phase III clinical trials with an NDA anticipated as early as the first half of 2017. pSivida’s preclinical development program is focused on using its core platform technologies, Durasert™ and/or Tethadur™, to deliver drugs and biologics to treat wet and dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, osteoarthritis and other diseases
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