NEW YORK, March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eyenovia, Inc. (EYEN), a clinical stage ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of microdose therapeutics utilizing its patented piezo-print delivery technology, today announced that members of management will be participating in two upcoming investor conferences.
Details of the presentation are as follows:
31st Annual ROTH Conference.
Date: Monday-Tuesday, March 18-19, 2019
Format: 1x1 Meetings
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA
29th Annual Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Format: Presentation and 1X1 Meetings
Presentation Time: 3:55-4:25 PM
Location: Westin New York Grand Central, New York, NY
Eyenovia, Inc. (EYEN) is a clinical stage ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of microdose therapeutics utilizing its patented piezo-print delivery technology. Eyenovia’s pipeline is currently focused on the late-stage development of microdosed medications for mydriasis, myopia progression, glaucoma, and other eye diseases. For more Information please visit www.eyenovia.com.
About MicroStat for Mydriasis
MicroStat is Eyenovia's first-in-class fixed-combination micro-formulation product (phenylephrine-tropicamide) candidate for pharmacologic mydriasis (eye dilation) which is targeted to address the growing needs of the estimated 80 million office-based comprehensive and diabetic eye exams performed every year in the United States, as well as the estimated 4 million pharmacologic mydriasis applications for cataract surgery. We are developing MicroStat to help improve efficacy, usability and tolerability of pharmacologic mydriasis.
About MicroPine for Progressive Myopia
MicroPine is Eyenovia's first-in-class topical treatment for progressive myopia, a back-of-the-eye disease. Progressive myopia is estimated to affect close to 5 million patients in the United States who suffer from uncontrolled axial elongation of the sclera leading to increasing levels of myopia and in some cases major pathologic changes such as retinal atrophy, macular staphylomas, retinal detachment and visual impairment. Early dose finding studies by collaborative academic groups have demonstrated high therapeutic potential with low dose atropine which can reduce myopia progression by 60 – 70% with a sustained effect through three years. A recent therapeutic evidence assessment and review by the American Academy of Ophthalmology indicates Level 1 (highest) evidence of efficacy for the role of low dose atropine for progressive myopia (Ophthalmology 2017;124:1857-1866; Ophthalmology 2016; 123(2) 391:399).
About MicroProst for Glaucoma
MicroProst is Eyenovia's proprietary latanoprost formulation product candidate, which is being developed as a first-line treatment for the reduction of IOP in patients with Chronic Angle Closure Glaucoma (CACG), as well as Ocular Hypertension and Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG). Currently, there are no FDA-approved therapies specifically indicated for CACG, which accounts for an estimated 10% and 50% of all glaucoma diagnoses in the United States and China, respectively. We believe there are close to 700,000 patients with CACG in the United States and more than 3.5 million with POAG for whom chronic, often life-long medication therapy is required.
Feasibility Dose-Finding Studies: MicroProst Phase II PG21
Upcoming Milestone: MicroProst Phase III Trial First Patient In 2019
About MicroTears OTC for Dry Eye
MicroTears is a micro-droplet ocular surface tear replenishment product candidate for the estimated $2 billion+ (200 million units) global annual OTC artificial tear market.
Upcoming Milestone: OTC Registration 2019
About Optejet™ and MicroRx Ocular Therapeutics
Eyenovia's Optejet microdose formulation and delivery platform for ocular therapeutics uses high-precision piezo-print technology to deliver 6 – 8 μL of drug, consistent with the capacity of the tear film of the eye. We believe the volume of ophthalmic solution administered with the Optejet is less than 75% of that delivered using conventional eyedroppers, thus reducing overdosing and exposure to drug and preservatives. Eyenovia's patented microfluidic ejection technology is designed for fast and gentle ocular surface delivery in less than 80 milliseconds beating the ocular blink reflex. The Optejet's targeted delivery system has demonstrated 85% topical delivery efficacy compared to 40-50% with the conventional eyedropper, and its smart electronics and mobile e-health technology are designed to track and enhance patient compliance.