NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eyenovia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYEN), a pre-commercial ophthalmic technology company developing the Optejet® delivery system for use both in combination with its own drug-device therapeutic programs as well as out-licensing for additional indications, today announced the planned retirement of lead independent director, Ken Lee, Jr., effective today, September 30, 2022.
“Ken has been a valued member of both our Board of Directors and the Eyenovia family since 2018, contributing to our strategy and supporting our activities leading up to our planned New Drug Application (NDA) submission of our first product, Mydcombi,” said Michael Rowe, Chief Executive Officer of Eyenovia. “We are sorry to see Ken leave the board, but we are encouraged that he will remain available to us for advice and consultation in the future.”
“Ken has been an invaluable voice on our Board, and it is due in part to his guidance and insights that we are on the cusp of having our first approved commercial product,” stated Dr. Sean Ianchulev, Chairman of the Board. “We extend our gratitude and best wishes to Ken in his retirement.”
Mr. Lee was a member of Eyenovia’s Nominating and Corporate Governance, Audit and Compensation Committees. His committee obligations have been assumed by remaining Board members.
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 Eyenovia, Inc.
Eyenovia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYEN) is an ophthalmic pharmaceutical technology company developing a pipeline of microdose array print (MAP™) 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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