Oculos & Optceutics Partner to Bring Expanded Services to Ophthalmic Innovators
Oculos and Optceutics recently announced they are entering into a co-promotion arrangement to provide broader services for clients spanning from early research through product approval. The co-promotion agreement demonstrates the commitment by both organizations to providing a seamless engagement to ophthalmic companies looking for support across the entire R&D lifecycle.
Optceutics uses PK-Eye, a dynamic ophthalmic pharmacokinetic model, to speed and enhance development of intravitreal injection and implant-based biologic and pharmaceutical products. The PK-Eye can be used to identify the right formulation technology, optimize the selection of dose and dose frequency, compare activity and duration to known products, reduce program risk before moving into costly animal and human studies, speed development of biosimilar products and generate unique data to support additional patent coverage.
Oculos’ fully integrated ophthalmic R&D organization provides services in the following areas for ophthalmic pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies across the globe: regulatory strategy/submission, formulation development, analytical chemistry, microbiology, CMC and clinical research.
Chris Redhead, CEO of Optceutics, said “Oculos has a well-deserved reputation as a leading provider of ophthalmic drug R&D. We believe access to its expanding repertoire of preclinical, clinical and regulatory expertise will have huge benefits for our clients moving their new drugs and formulations towards the market.”
Ben Burton, President and CEO of Oculos, added “We are excited about expanding our relationship with Optceutics, and the opportunity it brings to serve even more clients across the ophthalmic pharmaceutical and device continuum. We know Chris and the team well and are impressed with their scientific acumen and client-centered approach. We look forward to bringing this extension of services to our clients.”
Oculos is a vertically integrated ophthalmic R&D organization serving the needs of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies across the globe. Operating out of Rush, NY, and Tampa, FL, Oculos offers a broad array of services for ophthalmic companies – regulatory strategy/submission, formulation development, analytical chemistry, microbiology, CMC, clinical research – from Concept to Commercialization. For more information, visit www.oculoscr.com.
Optceutics Ltd brings together the PK-Eye, a dynamic ophthalmic pharmacokinetic model, and state of the art formulation chemistry. The company uses this unique combination to: optimize and develop formulation; select dose and dose frequency; reduce program risk prior to animal and human studies; speed development of biosimilar products; generate new data to support additional patent protection and regulatory approval. Based in London, Optceutics works with ophthalmic drug companies worldwide on a fee-for-service and collaborative basis. For more information, visit www.optceutics.com.
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