Emerging therapies in AMD – A second look at next-generation treatments

Published on 7 September 2020

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) remains the leading cause of blindness in older adults in western countries. While neovascular AMD (NVAMD, or wet-AMD) can be controlled in most cases with recurring anti-vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) intravitreal injections (IVT), there is a substantial unmet need for those with the dry form of the disease (whose prevalence is about six- to nine-fold higher), particularly those who develop geographic atrophy (GA). There also remains a need to improve NVAMD treatments, as recurring IVT injections are burdensome, and about a third of patients will become refractory to anti-VEGF-A over time. This report provides an updated overview of many of the leading candidates and technologies that will shape the AMD market in the coming decade. We expect that while not all of these products will be successful, those that are could potentially generate significant returns for investors.

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