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ThromboGenics Confirms JETREA® US Launch Date Of Monday January 14th, 2013

Stocks in this article: THR

LEUVEN, Belgium, January 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

JETREA®  US Price Set at USD 3,950 per Vial

ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), an integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic medicines, confirms its  JETREA® US launch date of Monday January 14 th , 2013.

JETREA® (ocriplasmin) Intravitreal Injection is a proteolytic enzyme indicated for the treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (VMA). The  US  price for a single-use glass vial of  JETREA®  is set at USD 3,950.  

Next week, Dr. Patrik De Haes, Chief Executive Officer of ThromboGenics, will present during the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference from January 7 th to 9 th, 2013 in San Francisco, USA.

The ThromboGenics presentation will be held on Wednesday, January 9 th at 11.00 am PST (20.00 CET) at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.  It will include the Company's plans for launching JETREA® (ocriplasmin) in January through its own U.S. commercial organization, which will mark a major milestone for transforming ThromboGenics into a fully operational biopharmaceutical company that provides innovative ophthalmic medicines.

JETREA® represents a paradigm shift and for the first time offers a pharmacological treatment option to patients suffering with symptomatic VMA. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved JETREA® in October 2012 as the first pharmacological agent for the treatment of symptomatic VMA. Symptomatic VMA is a progressive, sight-threatening condition that, when left untreated, frequently leads to retinal distortion, further deterioration in vision, and irreversible damage to eyesight. The recommended dose of JETREA® is 0.125 mg (0.1 mL) of the diluted solution administered by intravitreal injection to the affected eye once as a single injection.

The approval was based on the data from ThromboGenics' Phase III program where JETREA® was shown to be superior to placebo for the treatment of symptomatic VMA (26.5% versus 10.1%; p<0.01). Treatment with JETREA® was associated with some, mainly transient, ocular adverse events.

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