Avedro to acquire Corneal Collagen Crosslinking Phase III study rights from Peschke Meditrade

Published on March 17, 2010 at 3:08 AM · 1 Comment

Avedro, Inc. today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Swiss-based Peschke Meditrade GmbH to acquire the rights to its Phase III studies of Corneal Collagen Crosslinking for the treatment of progressive keratoconus and post LASIK ectasia. The two randomized, controlled, multi-site clinical trials are designed to assess the safety and efficacy of riboflavin/ultraviolet-A light for halting the progression of these degenerative disorders and the accompanying decline in patient’s visual acuity.

“Collagen crosslinking has been accepted as an important advance in the treatment of keratoconus by surgeons around the world. I am very excited that the experienced team at Avedro is taking over the US clinical trials initiated by my company and completing this important work”

“Since these trials were initiated, over 300 subjects were treated with corneal collagen crosslinking. Avedro now looks forward to closing the follow-up phase of the study and completing the necessary steps to introduce this exciting technology into the US,” said David Muller, PhD, President and CEO of Avedro.

Corneal crosslinking combines the application of riboflavin with ultraviolet-A light. Together, these increase corneal strength and stability by inducing new crosslinks between or within collagen fibers. In multiple international clinical trials, crosslinking has been shown to halt the progression of keratoconus and ectasia and to enhance the biomechanical stability of the cornea. Crosslinking is now approved for use Internationally outside the US. “Collagen crosslinking has been accepted as an important advance in the treatment of keratoconus by surgeons around the world. I am very excited that the experienced team at Avedro is taking over the US clinical trials initiated by my company and completing this important work,” comments Rudi Peschke, CEO of Peschke Meditrade GmbH.

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  1. Guillermo Avalos MD Guillermo Avalos MD Mexico says:

    I would like to have more information about the procedure, instrumentation, technique, etc.
    Thanks.
    Guillermo Avalos MD

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