Bayer, Regeneron start phase-3 trial of Eylea for wet AMD in China

U.S. FDA approved drug last week

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Bayer HealthCare and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals have started a late-stage clinical trial in China to evaluate a drug for eye disorders, the companies said Monday.

The drug makers announced the start of the phase-3 "SIGHT" trial of Eylea (aflibercept) injection for the treatment of the neovascular form of age-related macular degeneration, also known as wet AMD. The companies said the trial, which will include about 300 patients, will be the largest retinal trial conducted in China.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Eylea for wet AMD on Nov. 21.


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