Oxurion Announces Two Upcoming Presentations at The Macula Society 45th Annual Meeting

June 3, 2022

Leuven, BELGIUM, Boston, MA, US – JUNE 3, 2022   Oxurion NV (Euronext Brussels: OXUR), a biopharmaceutical company developing next generation standard of care ophthalmic therapies, with clinical stage assets in vascular retinal disorders, today announced that two abstracts will be presented at The Macula Society 45th Annual Meeting, June 8 -11, 2022 in Berlin, Germany.

THR-149 is a potent plasma kallikrein inhibitor being developed as a potential new standard of care for the up to 50% of diabetic macular edema (DME) patients showing suboptimal response to anti-VEGF therapy.  Oxurion is evaluating THR-149 for the treatment of DME in Part B, the second part of its two-part Phase 2 KALAHARI trial. 

TITLE: KALAHARI: Part A Results of the Phase 2 Study of THR-149, a Plasma Kallikrein Inhibitor, in Subjects with DME Responding Sub optimally to anti-VEGF Treatment

PRESENTER: Shree K. Kurup, MD, Dept. of Ophthalmology, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH

PRESENTATION DATE AND TIME: Friday, June 10, 2022, 7:50 a.m. CET


THR-687 is a highly selective pan-RGD integrin antagonist that Oxurion had been developing as a first line therapy for DME patients. Recently released data from Part A, the first part of its two-part Phase 2 INTEGRAL trial showed THR-687 to be safe and well tolerated with no serious adverse events and none of the patients requiring rescue medication through Month 3, however, there was insufficient evidence of efficacy on the key endpoints (Best-Corrected Visual Acuity and Central Subfield Thickness). As a result, Oxurion has decided not to advance THR-687 to Part B of the INTEGRAL trial.

TITLE: THR-687, a Potent and Highly Selective RGD Integrin Inhibitor in Development for the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema

PRESENTER: Francesco Bandello, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, VitaSalute, Milan, Italy

PRESENTATION DATE AND TIME: Thursday, June 9, 2022, 8:44 a.m. CET