VANCOUVER, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - iCo Therapeutics Inc. (TSX-V: ICO) is pleased to announce that Andrew Rae, President & CEO, has been invited to speak at the Drug Development Forum at the Retinal Physician Symposium 2012 (RPS). RPS will be held March 28-31, 2012 in Miami, FL. The forum will take place on the first day of the Symposium, Wednesday, March 28, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET.
Mr. Rae will be co-presenting on the panel entitled Macular Edema Today and Tomorrow, along with: John Snisarenko, Genentech's Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lucentis; David Brown, MD, Retina Consultants of Houston; and George Yancopoulos, MD, PhD, Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer and President, Regeneron Research Laboratories. The Specific topic to be covered by Mr. Rae will be How to Raise Money for Small Companies in the "Edema Space".
RPS is a leading ophthalmology conference focused on current and future treatment strategies in medical and surgical retina care, as well as the latest clinical trial data in diabetic macular edema, vein occlusion, and age-related macular degeneration.
About iCo Therapeutics
iCo Therapeutics Inc. is a Vancouver-based reprofiling company focused on redosing or reformulating drugs with clinical history for new or expanded indications. iCo has exclusive worldwide rights to three products: iCo-007, in Phase 2 for the treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), iCo-008 (Bertilimumab), a product with Phase 2 clinical history to be developed for sight threatening diseases; and an oral Amphotericin B delivery system for life-threatening infectious diseases. Immune Pharmaceuticals licensed systemic rights to iCo-008 in June 2011. iCo trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "ICO". For more information, visit the Company website at: www.icotherapeutics.com.
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