Opthea to Present at the FLORetina 2023 Congress

MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opthea Limited (ASX:OPT; NASDAQ:OPT), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies to treat highly prevalent and progressive retinal diseases, today announced an oral presentation featuring sozinibercept (OPT-302) which will be presented at the annual FLORetina Congress being held November 30 to December 3, 2023, in Rome, Italy.

Professor Angelo Maria Minnella, MD from the Department of Ophthalmology, Catholic University Sacro Cuore-Policlinico A. Gemelli, Rome, Italy, will present on the Company’s lead program, sozinibercept combination therapy in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) in a session highlighting innovative therapies. The annual FLORetina Congress is one of the largest retina meetings in Europe with over 2500 participants attending from over 50 countries.

The details for the podium presentation are as follows:

Presentation Title: Update on Sozinibercept: A new “trap” inhibitor of VEGF C and D
for the treatment of nAMD

Presenter: Angelo Maria Minnella, MD

Session: Highlighted free papers Innovative Therapies

Date and Time: December 2, 2023, from 11:06 am

About Opthea Limited

Opthea (ASX:OPT; Nasdaq:OPT) is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies to address the unmet need in the treatment of highly prevalent and progressive retinal diseases, including wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME). Opthea’s lead product candidate sozinibercept (OPT-302) is in pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials and being developed for use in combination with anti-VEGF-A monotherapies to achieve broader inhibition of the VEGF family, with the goal of improving overall efficacy and demonstrating superior vision gains over that which can be achieved by inhibiting VEGF-A alone.

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U.S.A. & International:Australia:
Peter Lang, CFORudi Michelson
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