Globenewswire | May 09, 2023
Eyenovia, Inc. an ophthalmic technology company developing the Optejet® device for use both in connection with its own drug-device therapeutic product candidates for presbyopia and pediatric progressive myopia as well as out-licensing for additional indications, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mydcombi 1%/2.5% for inducing mydriasis for diagnostic procedures and in conditions where short term pupil dilation is desired. This represents the first approved fixed dose combination of tropicamide and phenylephrine in the United States and also the first product using Eyenovia’s proprietary Optejet device to be approved by any regulatory authority.
Mydcombi is designed to improve the efficiency of the estimated 106 million office-based comprehensive eye exams performed every year in the United States, as well as the estimated 4 million pharmacologic mydriasis applications for cataract surgery. The product is contraindicated and should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to any component of the formulation.
“The approval of Mydcombi, our first FDA approved product, represents the culmination of years of tireless effort by the entire Eyenovia team, and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the associates and technical experts who helped advance this important program through this transformational milestone,” stated Michael Rowe, chief executive officer of Eyenovia. “We look forward to introducing Mydcombi to key offices beginning this summer while we bring our internal manufacturing capabilities on-line for 2024.”
“Perhaps more importantly, FDA approval of Mydcombi provides critical validation of the Optejet as it is the first product approved using the Optejet platform, which is core not only to our internal development programs, including MicroLine for presbyopia, but our partnered programs as well. We see opportunities to unlock significant opportunities in the future treatment of other ophthalmic conditions including glaucoma and dry eye. I am confident in our ability to maintain our current momentum.”
“I am proud of our team for this significant achievement – which represents many ‘firsts’ for eye care,” stated Dr. Sean Ianchulev, Founder and Chairman of Eyenovia’s Board of Directors. “The use of eye dropper bottles has presented challenges for dosing in ophthalmologic settings in millions of patients. We can do better now using sophisticated micro-array print delivery with physiologic dosing that is similar to the natural tear film volume.”
Eyenovia management will provide additional updates on Mydcombi as well as its ongoing development programs and partnerships during its regularly scheduled first quarter 2023 update conference call and webcast on May 11th, 2023.
About Eyenovia, Inc.
Eyenovia, Inc. is a commercial stage ophthalmic pharmaceutical technology company developing a pipeline of microdose array print therapeutics. Eyenovia is currently focused on the commercialization of Mydcombi for mydriasis, as well as the ongoing late-stage development of medications in the Optejet device for presbyopia and myopia progression.
BUSINESS INSIGHTS, PHARMA TECH
Prnewswire | April 13, 2023
Flexan LLC announced that it is expanding its services to include custom manufacturing of sterile liquids and custom formulated solutions for a variety of medical device applications. Flexan is partnering with its parent company, ILC Dover, and its KSE Scientific division to expand offerings to its medical device customers. KSE Scientific provides standard and custom formulations and packaging while following the most stringent quality standards. The company is FDA registered for medical devices and 510(k) for sterile water and saline. With over 50,000L of Water for Injection (WFI) production capacity per day and more than 113,000 square feet of manufacturing, controlled storage, and laboratory space, KSE Scientific is ready to solve customers' challenges for sterile liquids.
Recently, both Flexan and KSE Scientific partnered to deliver a custom solution and packaging service to Clyra Medical Technologies.
"Clyra is pleased to find a high-quality partner under one roof in KSE Scientific and Flexan, to support manufacturing for our best-in-class wound management and surgical product 'Bioclynse'. Bioclynse is 510(k) cleared by the FDA, and is an efficacious, safe, long-acting wound irrigation solution that can be used during wound management, during surgery and for post-surgical wounds, with no need to rinse out throughout the entire procedure," said Steve Harrison, CEO of Clyra Medical Technologies. "We look forward to working with KSE Scientific and Flexan to support solution manufacturing and developing customized packaging and components to ensure we meet the market demand and customer requirements for delivering our solutions."
"Flexan serves a broad range customers in the medical device market and we are excited to expand our services to include custom sterile fluids for various clinical applications. In addition to adding sterile fluids, we are also excited to share that we are now offering platinum-cured silicone tubing, tubing assemblies and molded components to better serve ILC's biopharmaceutical customers worldwide," said Tony Gonzalez, President of Flexan.
About ILC Dover
ILC Dover is a world-leader in the innovative design and production of solutions for biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, medical device markets as well as a leading supplier for the (aero)space industries. Our customers will attest to our relentless dedication to high value products, advanced technology, and responsive service, as our visionary solutions have improved efficiency while safeguarding people, product, and infrastructure in hazardous conditions through flexible protective solutions since 1947.
BUSINESS INSIGHTS, PHARMACY MARKET
Businesswire | May 02, 2023
COEUS, a leading healthcare communications, technology, talent, and consulting firm delivering a variety of services and platforms to all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem, announced today that it has completed a major rebranding. Following nearly 14 years of both organic growth and acquisitions, all business units have been combined to form one entity: COEUS.
Since the company’s inception in 2009, the company sought to build a suite of services capable of providing end-to-end solutions for drug and therapy manufacturers ranging from preapproval, through launch, and eventual loss of exclusivity.
“A little over 13 years ago, we started this company with just one employee. After a series of acquisitions, the hiring of more than 140 people, and the creation of numerous distinct business units all coming online at different times, we felt it was a necessary part of our evolution to consolidate the business units to one entity capable of servicing all clients,” stated Marc Hixson, CEO, COEUS. “Our clients have routinely told us that our experts, our strategic vision of what healthcare should be, and our commitment to leveraging — and building — technologies that improve the biotech, pharmaceutical, and payer audiences truly sets COEUS apart. It’s time to let the rest of the industry in on it.”
Through the rebranding, the company has redesigned its logo, launched an entirely new website and reinvented all its marketing collateral to reflect the company’s new identity.
As part of the consolidation, COEUS has appointed Jodie McVan to the position of Chief Commercial Officer. In her new role, Jodie will oversee the day-to-day operations, staffing, and the management of existing offerings, as well as drive the creation of new services and products for the consulting and agency business.
“With the combination of end-to-end service offerings for manufacturers, our technology platforms and services for manufacturers and payers alike, and industry leading talent and deep subject matter expertise, COEUS is well-positioned to efficiently deliver world-class service to our clients,” stated Jodie McVan, Chief Commercial Officer, COEUS. Visit 1COEUS.com to explore the new website and brand.
Established in 2009, COEUS is a leading healthcare consulting, communications, technology, and talent firm. The company offers clients a variety of services, as well as SaaS technology platforms, for various stakeholders throughout the healthcare ecosystem including all payers and emerging or more established drug manufacturers. Leveraging the deep knowledge and experience of the company’s many subject matter experts, COEUS works on all drug types with a particular focus on cell and gene therapies, rare diseases, and oncology. The company also has unique expertise in the creation and management of value-based agreements by leveraging COEBRA™, the company’s evidence and outcomes adjudication platform. In its 13-year history, the company has supported the launch of more than 120 pharmaceutical brands and has worked with more than 300 pharma clients including many top global pharmaceutical manufacturers.