US FDA Gives Green Light to Oyster Point Pharma’s Phase II Study of Dry Eye Candidate

June 29, 2018: By Jon Swedien

The US FDA has given Oyster Point Pharma the go-ahead to study OC-01, one of the company’s two lead dry eye candidates, in a Phase II clinical trial, the Princeton, New Jersey, firm announced June 27.

OC-01 and OC-02 are nicotine acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonists being evaluated as potential treatments for the signs and symptoms of dry eye.

They are administered by a nasal spray and intended to stimulate natural tear film production.

Oyster Point said it recently completed a Phase II trial of OC-02, and the data will be presented at an upcoming medical meeting.

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