MIST-2 study meets primary endpoint
First-in-class fixed combination mydriatic agent demonstrated robust efficacy, good tolerability in confirmatory MIST-2 Study
NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eyenovia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYEN), a clinical stage ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of microdose therapeutics utilizing its patented piezo-print delivery technology, today announced positive results from its second MicroStat Phase III study, called MIST-2. The study examined the safety and efficacy of the Company's first-in-class, MicroStat fixed-combination formulation, with target markets including the estimated 80 million annual pharmacologic mydriasis market in the United States.
The MIST-2 study was a U.S.-based, multi-center, randomized, double-masked, superiority trial that enrolled 70 subjects, in whom both eyes were treated on separate days with Eyenovia's proprietary MicroStat fixed combination formulation of phenylephrine 2.5% and tropicamide 1%. MicroStat was compared against a placebo solution, both of which were administered using Eyenovia's Optejet™ dispenser.
For the primary efficacy outcome of mean pupil dilation at 35 minutes post-administration, MicroStat was clinically and statistically superior to placebo in terms of mydriatic effect, with a treatment group difference of 4.6 mm. Additional outcomes demonstrated that, in the MicroStat group, 93% of eyes achieved 6 mm or greater pupil dilation and 68% of eyes achieved 7 mm or more pupil dilation at 35 minutes post-administration. None of the eyes in the placebo group achieved similar results.
Dr. Sean Ianchulev, Eyenovia's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer commented, "The MIST-2 study outcomes are consistent with those from our first MicroStat Phase 3 study, MIST-1, in which the safety and efficacy of MicroStat was compared to its individual product components of phenylephrine 2.5% and tropicamide 1%. We are pleased to see that the outcomes of these two Phase III studies continue to validate the bioavailability and efficacy of microdose drug administration to the ocular surface using Eyenovia's Optejet dispenser."
Dr. William Flynn, MD, principal investigator of the MIST-2 study added, "These results confirm that a novel fixed combination of the two mydriatic agents currently used individually can provide a real benefit to eye care practitioners. I look forward to when this combination becomes available, as it has the potential to positively impact the efficiency of my practice and the satisfaction of my patients."
The Company expects to present the detailed results from the MIST-2 trial at the American Academy of Cataract and Retinal Surgery (ASCRS) meeting in May 2019.
Eyenovia, Inc. (NASDAQ: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).
Upcoming Milestone: MicroPine Phase III Trial First Patient In H1 2019
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 H1 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 H1 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.
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