MydCombi™, if approved, would be the first product incorporating Eyenovia’s novel Optejet® drug delivery technology
Company also announced receipt of California Medical Device Manufacturing license
NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eyenovia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYEN), a pre-commercial ophthalmic technology company developing the Optejet® delivery system for use both in connection with its own drug-device therapeutic programs for mydriasis, presbyopia and pediatric progressive myopia as well as out-licensing for additional indications, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for MydCombi™ ophthalmic spray. MydCombi™ is a drug-device combination product that comprises the company’s proprietary, first-in-class combination of tropicamide and phenylephrine for in-office pupil dilation (mydriasis), administered via the investigational Optejet® drug delivery technology.
The agency has assigned the resubmitted NDA a standard review with a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) target action date of May 8, 2023. The FDA also indicated that it is currently not planning to hold an advisory committee meeting to discuss the application.
“Acknowledgement of our MydCombi NDA is a significant step forward in our quest to bring a paradigm change in the way that topical eye drugs are developed and delivered, and we look forward to working with FDA during its review,” stated Michael Rowe, Chief Executive Officer of Eyenovia. “If approved, MydCombi would be the first commercial product to leverage our proprietary Optejet drug delivery device, which we believe could bode well not only for our other internal development programs for presbyopia and progressive myopia but our ongoing partnering discussions as well.”
The MydCombi NDA is supported by two completed Phase 3 clinical trials, MIST-1 and MIST-2. The MIST-1 trial (NCT03751631) compared MydCombi to phenylephrine (PE) alone and tropicamide (TR) alone, while MIST-2 (NCT03751098) compared MydCombi to placebo. All treatments were administered using Eyenovia’s Optejet technology.
Eyenovia Announces Receipt of California Medical Device Manufacturing License
Eyenovia also announced today that on November 30th, the company was awarded its California Medical Device Manufacturing license, allowing manufacturing operations to formally commence at its new state-of-the-art facility in Redwood City, CA.
About Mydcombi™ for Mydriasis
Mydcombi is Eyenovia’s investigational, first-in-class fixed-dose-combination product (tropicamide 1% and phenylephrine 2.5% ophthalmic spray) for pharmacologic mydriasis (eye dilation), which is targeted to improve the efficiency of the estimated 100 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. Developed as a micro-formulation for use without anesthetic, Eyenovia believes Mydcombi will help improve the efficacy, tolerability, and efficiency of pharmacologic mydriasis. Mydcombi has been licensed to Arctic Vision (Hong Kong) Limited in Greater China and South Korea.
About Optejet® and Microdose Array Print (MAP™) 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 estimate the volume of ophthalmic solution administered with the Optejet is less than 20% 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, where solution is dispensed to the ocular surface in approximately 80 milliseconds, beating the ocular blink reflex. Successful use of the Optejet has been demonstrated more than 85% of the time after basic training in a variety of clinical settings compared to 40 – 50% historically seen with conventional eyedroppers. Additionally, its smart electronics and mobile e-health technology are designed to track and enhance patient compliance.
About Eyenovia, Inc.
Eyenovia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYEN) is an ophthalmic pharmaceutical technology company developing a pipeline of microdose array print (MAPTM) therapeutics. Eyenovia is currently focused on the late-stage development of microdosed medications for mydriasis, presbyopia and myopia progression. For more information, visit Eyenovia.com.
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