Shares of EyeGate Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: EYEG) are down 8% in mid-day trade. The specialty pharmaceutical company this morning said it has enrolled the first patient in the phase 2b clinical trial to evaluate its EyeGate® II Delivery System and EGP-437 combination product for the treatment of pain and inflammation in patients that have undergone cataract surgery with implantation of a monofocal posterior chamber IOL (intraocular lens). Top-line data is anticipated by year-end 2017. Under an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement signed with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) earlier this year, a subsidiary of Valeant has commercial and manufacturing rights to the EGP-437 combination product candidate for the treatment of post-operative ocular inflammation and pain in ocular surgery patients. Once approved, Valeant intends to commercialize the combination product through its Bausch + Lomb Pharmaceuticals business. “This trial will allow us to better understand the clinical benefit patients are receiving from this therapy, and to support its role in the management of pain and inflammation, common side effects following cataract surgery. We are thrilled to have taken this significant step toward advancing the development of the EGP-437 combination product in this significant ophthalmic market,” EyeGate president and CEO Stephen From stated in the news release.
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of dermatology, gastrointestinal disorders, eye health, neurology and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at www.valeant.com.
EyeGate is a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company that is focused on developing and commercializing products for treating diseases and disorders of the eye. EyeGate is developing products using CMHA-S, a modified form of the natural polymer hyaluronic acid (HA), which possesses unique physical and chemical properties such as hydration and healing properties. The ability of CMHA-S to adhere longer to the ocular surface, resist degradation and protect the ocular surface makes it well-suited for treating various ocular surface injuries.,EGP-437, EyeGate’s other product in clinical trials, incorporates a reformulated topically active corticosteroid, Dexamethasone Phosphate that is delivered into the ocular tissues through EyeGate’s proprietary innovative drug delivery system, the EyeGate II Delivery System. For more information, please visit www.EyeGatePharma.com.
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