SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acucela Inc. (Tokyo: 4589) (“Acucela”), a clinical-stage ophthalmology company that specializes in identifying and developing novel therapeutics to treat and slow the progression of sight-threatening ophthalmic diseases, announced today that Dr. Ryo Kubota, MD, PhD, and Chairman, President and CEO of Acucela will present at the Education Courses associated with The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2016 Annual Meeting being held May 1-5, 2016 in Seattle, WA.
ARVO is the largest and most respected eye and vision research organization in the world. Their members include nearly 12,000 researchers from over 75 countries. ARVO offers full- and half-day Education Courses the day before the Annual Meeting. Dr. Kubota will present at the Education Course titled “Intellectual Property and Patenting in Vision and Ophthalmic Research” on April 30, 2016, at the Washington State Convention Center.
“ARVO Annual Meeting is a prestigious event. I am excited with the opportunity to present Acucela’s intellectual property strategy as a part of Education Courses associated with ARVO 2016,” stated Dr. Ryo Kubota, MD, PhD, and Chairman, President and CEO of Acucela.
About Acucela Inc.
Acucela Inc. (http://www.acucela.com/ or http://www.acucela.jp) is a clinical-stage ophthalmology company that specializes in identifying and developing novel therapeutics to treat and slow the progression of sight-threatening ophthalmic diseases affecting millions of people worldwide. Acucela’s lead investigational drug candidate, emixustat hydrochloride, is currently in clinical development in collaboration with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. for geographic atrophy secondary to dry age-related macular degeneration based on Acucela’s proprietary visual cycle modulation technology. Acucela’s pipeline includes drug candidates for the treatment of GA, retinitis pigmentosa, cataract, and glaucoma.
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