Novaliq raises New Capital to accelerate the Commercialization of its Lead Products for Dry Eye Disease

Heidelberg, Germany – Oct 11, 2018 – Novaliq, a specialty pharmaceutical company for the development and commercialization of first- and best-in-class ocular therapeutics based on EyeSol®, the worldwide first water-free technology for ophthalmology, today announces it has raised USD 53 million to further support its late-stage products and earlier pipeline programs.
Since inception, Novaliq has raised USD 115 million. The new investment is done by its lead investor dievini Hopp BioTech Holding, an active investor in Life and Health Sciences companies; it reflects the strong commitment of Novaliq’s lead investor to the company.
Novaliq has a portfolio of best- and first-in-class products for ophthalmology. Novaliq’s lead assets, CyclASol® and NOV03, both provide novelties in the therapy of dry eye disease (DED) and have the potential to redefine the treatment of patients with DED:

  • CyclASol®, an anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating drug for the treatment of dry eye disease (DED) with a demonstrated early onset of action and excellent tolerability, is being evaluated in the pivotal phase 2b/3 ESSENCE trial.
  • NOV03, the first drug addressing evaporative DED associated with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), is being evaluated in the phase 2 SEECASE trial with more than 300 patients. Evaporative DED accounts for 61-90% of all DED patients1).

Both products enable a selected treatment option for different patient groups for better treatment outcomes: CyclASol® is intended for treating DED associated with signs and symptoms predominantly in aqueous deficient DED patients and NOV03 is a first in class treatment in evaporative DED associated with MGD.
Both late stage drugs have best-in-class potential with estimated global peak sales of well above USD 2bn.
Proceeds from the financing round will be used on clinical development, to prepare for the commercialization of CyclASol® and NOV03, as well as to continue the development of Novaliq’s earlier pipeline programs for glaucoma and retinal diseases.
We are excited with the continued support by our lead investor,” said Oliver Schlüter, CFO of Novaliq. “The proceeds from this financing round provide us with the resources to further accelerate our development and commercialization efforts for our two late-stage DED products and to strengthen our earlier pipeline.
Novaliq’s CEO, Christian Roesky, will present topline results of two recently completed clinical trials for CyclASol® and NOV03, for the first time during the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS@AAO) on October 25th, 2018 in Chicago, USA.

Bausch + Lomb Completes Enrollment of first Phase 3 Study for Nov03 (perfluorohexyloctane)

LAVAL, Quebec, and HEIDELBERG, Jan. 20 2021 – Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) (“Bausch Health”) and Bausch + Lomb, its leading global eye health business, and Novaliq GmbH, a pharmaceutical company focusing on first- and best-in-class ocular therapeutics, announced today that Bausch Health has acquired an exclusive license for the commercialization and development in the United States and Canada of the investigational treatment NOV03 (perfluorohexyloctane), a first-in-class investigational drug with a novel mechanism of action to treat Dry Eye Disease (DED) associated with Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

Novaliq Announces First Patient Randomized in the Phase 3 trial ESSENCE-2 of CyclASol® Topical Ophthalmic Solution for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease

Novaliq Announces First Patient Randomized in the Phase 3 trial ESSENCE-2 of CyclASol® Topical Ophthalmic Solution for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
  • ESSENCE-2 is the second registration trial to complete the clinical development of CyclASol® as agreed with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Designed to replicate efficacy demonstrated in previous phase 2/3 ESSENCE-1 trial
  • Topline data expected in 2nd half 2021

Bausch Health Initiates Second Phase 3 Study For NOV03 Investigational Treatment For Dry Eye Disease Associated With Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

LAVAL, Quebec, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) (“Bausch Health” or the “Company”) and Bausch + Lomb, its leading global eye health business, announced today that the Company has initiated the second of two Phase 3 studies evaluating the investigational treatment NOV03 (perfluorohexyloctane) as a first-in-class investigational drug with a novel mechanism of action to treat the signs and symptoms of Dry Eye Disease (DED) associated with Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Enrollment of the first Phase 3 study is currently underway and has reached 85% of its enrollment goal.

AFT introduces Novatear+Omega-3 eye drop in Australia

ASX-listed AFT Pharmaceuticals has expanded its therapeutics range with a new dry eye therapy containing Omega-3.

Development Update on CyclASol® Topical Ophthalmic Solution for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease

Heidelberg – July 23, 2020 – Novaliq GmbH, a pharmaceutical company focusing on first- and best-in-class ocular therapeutics, today provided a development update on its investigational water-free and preservative-free drug CyclASol®.