US Patent 7,108,982
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
The invention relates to diagnostics and therapeutics and animal models for macular degeneration, specifically as they relate to the association described herein between macular degeneration and arterial wall disruptive disorders. In one embodiment, the invention provides kits and methods for diagnosing macular degeneration comprising identifying a marker for an arterial wall disruptive disorder, including an aneurysm. In one embodiment, the invention provides therapeutics for treating macular degeneration comprising delivering to a subject an agent useful for treating an arterial wall disruptive disorder, including an aneurysm.
Hageman, Gregory S. Diagnostics and the therapeutics for macular degeneration. US Patent 7,108,982 filed February 22, 2000 and issued September 19, 2006. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/407