NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Eyenovia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYEN), a clinical stage ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of microdose therapeutics utilizing its patented piezo-print technology, today announced that it has enrolled the first patient in the first of two Phase III trials (MIST-1 and MIST-2) of the Company's MicroStat program for pharmacologic mydriasis, or dilation of the pupil for an eye exam. The studies will investigate the safety and efficacy of the Company's first-in-class fixed-combination phenylephrine 2.5% - tropicamide 1% ophthalmic solution, administered as a micro-dose using the Optejet™ dispenser. Pharmacologic mydriasis is an important part of an estimated 80 million office-based comprehensive and diabetic eye exams performed each year in the United States and is essential for the standard dilated retinal fundoscopic examination.
"With the enrollment of the first patient in the first pivotal trial of MicroStat for pharmacologic mydriasis, Eyenovia officially transitions into a Phase III company," commented Dr. Sean Ianchulev, Eyenovia's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer. "We believe that our fixed-combination of phenylephrine and tropicamide has the potential to significantly improve both the patient experience and physician workflow during eye exams. We look forward to announcing topline results from both trials in our Phase III MicroStat program in the first half of 2019."
The two Phase III trials are randomized, double-blind, multicenter-superiority studies, which will each enroll approximately 65 participants in the United States. In the MIST-1 study, both eyes of the participants will be treated on separate days with Eyenovia's proprietary fixed combination mydriatic solution and each of the component solutions. In the MIST-2 study, participants will receive Eyenovia's fixed combination mydriatic solution and a placebo on separate days. All treatments will be administered using the Optejet dispenser. The primary endpoint for both studies is the mean change in baseline pupil diameter at 35 minutes after administration of study treatment.
Eyenovia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYEN) is a specialty biopharmaceutical company building a portfolio of next generation topical eye treatments based on its proprietary delivery and formulation platform for microdosing. Eyenovia's pipeline is currently focused on the late-stage development of microdosed medications for myopia progression, glaucoma, mydriasis and other eye diseases.
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