Lux Biosciences Granted Fast Track Designation for LX201 for Corneal Transplant Rejection  
1/30/2008 8:58:52 AM

JERSEY CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lux Biosciences, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company specialized in the field of ophthalmic diseases, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for LX201, a silicone matrix ocular (episcleral) implant that steadily releases therapeutic doses of cyclosporine A locally to the eye to prevent corneal transplant rejection. LX201 is currently being tested in the one-year pivotal LUCIDA clinical trial program, comprising two controlled studies investigating the use of LX201 in patients at elevated immune-mediated risk of rejection or graft loss subsequent to cornea transplantation.