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Hemera Biosciences Inc.

A “MAC” attack on ocular disease

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Overactive membrane attack complex (MAC) in retinal host tissue may underlie the development of the drusen fatty deposits characteristic of dry age-related macular degeneration and the leaky vasculature in the wet form of AMD, which can eventually blot out central vision. Hemera Biosciences Inc. is developing a single-injection gene therapy with the potential to rebalance the complement system in the retina and induce lifetime protection against disease progression for both wet and dry forms of AMD.

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