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Allergan announced today that the US FDA has approved their XEN Gel Stent and XEN injector, which together work to treat glaucoma.

Allergan (NYSE:AGN) announced today that the US FDA has approved their XEN Gel Stent and XEN injector, which together work to treat glaucoma.
According to the press release:

“In the U.S. pivotal trial conducted in refractory glaucoma patients, XEN reduced IOP from a mean medicated baseline of 25.1 (+ 3.7) mmHg to 15.9 (+ 5.2) mmHg at the 12 month visit (n=52). The mean baseline number of IOP-lowering medications was 3.5 (± 1.0) versus an average use of 1.7 (± 1.5) medications at 12 months. XEN also allows for keeping post-operative options open, allowing physicians to utilize other IOP-reduction techniques in the event that they are still needed after surgery.”

David Nicholson, Allergan’s chief R&D officer, said the following:

“Allergan has a deep, long-term commitment to developing treatments for patients with glaucoma, a sight-threatening disease that affects millions in the United States and worldwide. We are thrilled to receive FDA clearance for the XEN Glaucoma Treatment System, which will provide a new treatment option for patients struggling to bring down their intraocular pressure.”

Read the full press release here.

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