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INS37217 Ophthalmic

Merck & Co., Inc.

Drug Names(s): denufosol tetrasodium

Description: INS37217 Ophthalmic has been shown in experimental models of retinal detachment to stimulate retinal re-attachment by reabsorbing (i.e., draining) extraneous sub-retinal fluid across the retinal pigment epithelium.

Deal Structure: INS37217 Ophthalmic was originally developed by Inspire.

In April 2011, Merck and Inspire Pharmaceuticals announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck will acquire Inspire. In May 2011, Merck announced that it is has completed its acquisition of Inspire Pharmaceuticals.

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