Novaliq Announces First Patient Enrolled in Its SEECASE Phase 2 Trial of NOV03 for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease

Heidelberg, Germany – January 8, 2018 – Novaliq GmbH, a specialty pharmaceutical company with a disruptive drug delivery platform that transforms poorly soluble drugs into effective therapeutics for ophthalmology, today announced that it has begun randomization of patients in its SEECASE Phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of dry eye disease (DED).

  • Commencement of SEECASE Trial Marks Second Late-Stage Clinical Program in the U.S.
  • Top Line Data Expected Second Half 2018
  • NOV03 is Specifically Designed for Patients with Evaporative Dry Eye Disease Caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

DED is a multifactorial and complex disease of the ocular surface. At the air-water interface, the tear film lipid layer (TFLL), which consists of a mixture of lipids and proteins, plays a key role in tear surface tension and is important for the physiological hydration of the ocular surface and for ocular homeostasis1.

The TFLL is impaired in patients with evaporative dry eye caused by Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Currently, treatment options for these patients are limited. NOV03 is designed to immediately stabilize the lipid layer, thereby preventing excessive evaporation of the lipid layer. As NOV03 further penetrates the Meibomian glands, it potentially dissolves Meibomian lipids and eventually helps to improve Meibomian gland functionality. NOV03 may become the first non-blurring, water and surfactant-free treatment to address the medical needs of these patients.

Novaliq’s SEECASE clinical trial (NCT 03333057) is a phase 2, multi-center, randomized, double-masked, saline-controlled study to evaluate the effect of NOV03 at two different dosing regimens on signs and symptoms of DED. NOV03 will be studied in two dosing regimens, two and four instillations per day.

I’m pleased to be participating in this important study which has the potential to benefit the approximately 16 million diagnosed U.S. Americans who suffer from dry eye disease1,” said Joseph Tauber, MD, and practicing ophthalmologist at Tauber Eye Center, Kansas City, MO. “The tear film’s lipid layer is frequently impaired in patients with evaporative dry eye and MGD. A curative therapeutic option that addresses the tear film and is free of water, surfactants, and preservatives, would be greatly welcomed and provide real clinical value to patients and doctors alike.

The initiation of this phase 2 U.S. trial represents another significant clinical milestone that advances our clinical dry eye program, and moves us a step closer to bringing novel dry eye treatments to market that meet unmet needs,” says Sonja Krösser, PhD, VP Clinical Development at Novaliq GmbH. “Earlier studies have demonstrated a highly favorable safety and efficacy profile in patients with DED, particularly for evaporative DED and MGD. We are optimistic that we will see similar outcomes in the SEECASE Phase 2 trial.


Source:

  1. Garrigue Jean-Sébastien, Amrane Mourad, Faure Marie-Odile, Holopainen Juha M., and Tong Louis. Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. November 2017, 33(9): 647-661. https://doi.org/10.1089/jop.2017.0052]

Sonja Kroesser named Top 25 Women Leaders in Biotechnology of 2022

Heidelberg, Germany, and Cambridge, MA, USA, November 15, 2022 – Novaliq, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on first- and best-in-class ocular therapeutics based on the unique EyeSol® water-free technology, is proud to announce that today our own Sonja Kroesser, Vice President and Head of Preclinical and Clinical Development, was named as a Top 25 Women Leaders in Biotechnology of 2022 by the Healthcare Technology Report.

Novaliq announces FDA acceptance of the new drug application for CyclaSol® for the treatment of dry eye disease

• PDUFA target action date is June 8, 2023

HEIDELBERG, Germany, and CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA, October 24, 2022 – Novaliq, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on first- and best-in-class ocular therapeutics based on the unique EyeSol® water-free technology, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the New Drug Application (NDA) for CyclASol® (cyclosporine ophthalmic solution), a first-of-its-kind anti-inflammatory product for the treatment for the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease (DED).

FDA accepts NDA filing for NOV03

VAUGHAN, Ontario, and HEIDELBERG, Germany, Sept. 6, 2022 – Bausch + Lomb Corporation (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) (“Bausch + Lomb”), a leading global eye health company dedicated to helping people see better to live better, and Novaliq GmbH, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on first- and best-in-class ocular therapeutics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the New Drug Application (NDA) filing for investigational treatment NOV03 (perfluorohexyloctane). A potential first-in-class eye drop with a novel mechanism of action, NOV03 is an investigational therapy to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease (DED) associated with Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). NOV03 has been assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date of June 28, 2023.

Dermaliq Therapeutics Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1b/2 Trial Evaluating DLQ02 for Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis

Wilmington, Delaware, August 18, 2022 – Dermaliq Therapeutics, Inc. (Dermaliq), a private, clinical stage pharmaceutical company with a focus on dermatology, today announced first patient dosed in a Phase 1b/2a trial with DLQ02, a topical calcineurin inhibitor. The trial is designed to evaluate the safety, systemic absorption, pharmacodynamics, and clinical efficacy of DLQ02 in patients with plaque psoriasis.

Novaliq submits New Drug Application seeking approval for first-of-a-kind Dry Eye Disease Treatment CyclASol®

Heidelberg, Germany, and Cambridge, MA, USA, August 09, 2022 – Novaliq, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on first- and best-in-class ocular therapeutics based on the unique EyeSol® water-free technology, today announced the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for CyclASol® (cyclosporine ophthalmic solution), a proposed novel treatment for the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease (DED).