Aurinia Announces Voclosporin Ophthalmic Solution Demonstrates Statistically Superior Efficacy Versus Restasis

- January 22nd, 2019

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH/TSX:AUP), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the global immunology market, today announced positive results for its exploratory Phase 2 head-to-head study evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of voclosporin ophthalmic solution (VOS 0.2%) versus Restasis (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.05%) for the treatment of dry eye syndrome (DES). As quoted in the …

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH/TSX:AUP), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the global immunology market, today announced positive results for its exploratory Phase 2 head-to-head study evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of voclosporin ophthalmic solution (VOS 0.2%) versus Restasis (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.05%) for the treatment of dry eye syndrome (DES).

As quoted in the press release:

On the key pre-specified secondary endpoints of Schirmer Tear Test/STT (an objective measure of tear production), and Fluorescein Corneal Staining/FCS (an objective measure of structural damage to the cornea), which are FDA-accepted efficacy endpoints, VOS showed rapid and statistically significant improvements over Restasis® at Week 4 (STT: p=.0051; FCS: p=.0003).

This 100-patient, double-masked, head-to-head study was designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of VOS versus Restasis® in subjects with DES. Both arms of the study received either VOS or Restasis® (1:1) administered twice daily, in both eyes, for 28 days. Key pre-specified secondary endpoints, which are FDA-accepted endpoints, include STT, FCS, and assessments of dry eye symptoms.

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