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Genentech, Inc. (DNA): Phase III Study Showed Lucentis Improved Vision in Patients with Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion  
7/6/2009 9:46:53 AM

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genentech, Inc. announced today that the Phase III study BRAVO showed Lucentis® (ranibizumab injection) improved vision, as measured by the primary endpoint of mean change from baseline in best-corrected visual acuity at six months, in patients with macular edema due to branch retinal vein occlusion. The safety profile of Lucentis was consistent with previous experience and no new adverse events related to Lucentis were observed in the study. Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is a common cause of vision loss that occurs when blood flow through a retinal vein becomes blocked, such as by a blood clot.