04/25/2019 | Press release | Archived content
PRINCETON, New Jersey - April 25, 2019 - Oyster Point Pharma, Inc., a privately held clinical-stage pharmaceutical company with an initial focus on developing novel therapies for the treatment of Dry Eye Disease (DED), today announced multiple data presentations of the company's product candidates at the 2019 American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS•ASOA) Annual Meeting and at the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS) meeting, taking place May 2-7 in San Diego.
The company's lead product candidates for DED are delivered via an ocular surface-sparing nasal spray designed to stimulate the trigeminal parasympathetic pathway to promote natural tear film production. In Phase 2b clinical studies, patients administered either OC-01 or OC-02 experienced rapid and significant improvements in both the signs and symptoms of DED. Both were well-tolerated with no significant ocular adverse events or drug-related serious adverse events.
'I'm excited by the great progress Oyster Point has made this past year as we prepare to advance our lead product candidate into Phase 3 clinical development,' said Jeffrey Nau, Ph.D., M.M.S., President and CEO of Oyster Point. 'We look forward to sharing data supporting our novel approach to treating Dry Eye Disease and other important company updates with the ophthalmology community at the ASCRS•ASOA and OIS meetings.'
OIS and ASCRS•ASOA presentations include:
Thursday, May 2 ([email protected])
Monday, May 6 (ASCRS•ASOA)
About Oyster Point Pharma, Inc.
Oyster Point Pharma is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company leveraging neuroscience to discover, develop, and commercialize novel therapies to treat diseases with high unmet needs. The company's initial focus is to develop innovative therapeutics to treat the signs and symptoms of Dry Eye Disease by stimulating the trigeminal parasympathetic pathway to activate the glands and cells responsible for tear film production, known as the Lacrimal Functional Unit. Oyster Point is leveraging a class of molecules called nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonists to bind to receptors on the trigeminal nerve, accessible within the nose, to stimulate natural tear film production.
For more information visit https://oysterpointrx.com and follow on Twitter at @OysterPointRx.