NOV03 prevents excessive tear evaporation and has the ability to restores tear film balance. The investigational drug has a unique mode-of-action: It stabilizes the lipid layer for hours to protect the tear film and has the ability to penetrate the Meibomian glands.
In a Phase 2 study, NOV03 met its primary sign endpoint of improvement of total corneal fluorescein staining over control at eight weeks with high statistical significance (p<0.001). In addition, NOV03 showed statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in a variety of symptoms over the entire duration of the trial. A Phase 3 study in the U.S.A. is underway for NOV03.