RetinalGeniX Technologies, Inc. Nears Completion of Institutional Review Board for Research on DNA/GPS Program

PETALUMA, Calif., June 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RetinalGeniX™ Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB:RTGN) (“RetinalGeniX” or the “Company”), today previewed the completion of an Institutional Review Board (“IRB”) for research on its DNA/GPS program.

The study aims to offer recommendations for enhancing the management of ocular injections, which have become a significant healthcare burden due to their associated complications in treating macular degeneration-related vision loss.

“We are near completion of an IRB for research on its DNA/GPS program. We intend to conduct the study on 100 patients in an effort to establish standards for determining effective and ineffective eye injections for treating macular degeneration, the leading cause of retinal blindness. The study will follow global standards for ophthalmology research to ensure that the resulting biomarkers can be universally applied. We expect this will help in better management of the condition,” said Dr. Larry Perich, Director of the DNA/GPS program at RetinalGeniX

Dr. Perich plans to lead the collaborative study among leading universities to identify hematology biomarkers. The goal of the study is to personalize medical evaluations for patients receiving treatment for macular degeneration.

According to the BrightFocus Foundation and JAMA Ophthalmology, approximately 20 million people in the United States have AMD, and nearly 1.5 million Americans have the advanced form of the disease.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information NCBI / NIH states, “Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects one in eight people 60 years of age or older and is the most common cause of irreversible blindness in older persons in developed countries. According to thorough estimates, 200 million people worldwide are estimated to have AMD, and by 2040, this number is projected to rise to close to 300 million.”

About RetinalGeniX www.retinalgenix.com and DNA/GPS

RetinalGeniX is an ophthalmic research and development company focused on developing technologies to screen, monitor, diagnose, and treat ocular, optical, and sight-threatening disorders. We aim to prevent vision loss and blindness due to diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy through early detection. DNA/GPS is our recently acquired Pharmacogenetic Mapping TechnologyTM that is expected to have the ability to screen, monitor, and provide data to profile, trend and create diagnostic markers for systemic and retinal disorders i.e., cardiovascular, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsonism, and other diseases. The markers and data analysis are expected to be rapid and cost-effective and may eliminate the need for expensive diagnostic equipment such as MRIs and CT scanning in many cases. The results are confidential to the patient and anonymous for any third party without the permission of the patient.

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RetinalGenix Technologies, Inc.
Jerry Katzman, CEO
jkatzman@retinalgenix.com
+1 (707) 775-0190
www.retinalgenix.com