Quark Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has dosed the first patient in a phase I study of its siRNA-based ocular neuroprotectant QPI-1007.

In the study, the drug will be directly delivered to the eyes of legally blind patients and patients with a recent onset of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, a rare condition that can lead to permanent blindness. Primary endpoints of the trial are safety and tolerability, but Quark will also evaluate whether QPI-1007 has any biological activity in NAION patients.

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