We are also in an on-going dialogue with the EMA as it reviews the European filing for ocriplasmin. Our partnership with Alcon is going well, as we leverage the strengths of both organizations, and we are convinced that it is the ideal partner to commercialize ocriplasmin outside the U.S.. ThromboGenics is now well placed to generate significant value for both shareholders and patients given the important ocriplasmin milestones we have delivered in 1H 2012."
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ThromboGenics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic medicines. The Company's lead product, ocriplasmin, has successfully completed two Phase III clinical trials for the pharmacological treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (VMA), otherwise termed vitreomacular traction (VMT). The Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for ocriplasmin has been accepted for review in Europe and in the U.S. the FDA has accepted the Biologics License Application (BLA) filing and granted it Priority Review. In July 2012, a FDA Advisory Committee issued a positive recommendation supporting the approval of ocriplasmin for the treatment of symptomatic VMA.In March 2012, ThromboGenics signed a strategic partnership with Alcon (Novartis) for the commercialization of ocriplasmin outside the United States. Under this agreement, ThromboGenics could receive up to a total of €375 million in up-front and milestone payments, plus an attractive level of royalties on Alcon's net sales of ocriplasmin. ThromboGenics and Alcon intend to share the costs equally of developing ocriplasmin for a number of new vitreoretinal indications. ThromboGenics is also developing TB-403, a novel antibody therapeutic, in collaboration with BioInvent International, for cancer and non-cancer, including ophthalmic indications. ThromboGenics is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. The Company is listed on the NYSE Euronext Brussels exchange under the symbol THR. More information is available at http://www.thrombogenics.com Important information about forward-looking statements