Glaucoma Tx Candidate Non-Inferior in Phase 3 Study

Aerie Pharmaceuticals announced that the second Phase 3 trial, Rocket 2, for Rhopressa achieved its primary efficacy endpoint demonstrating non-inferiority compared to timolol for the treatment of increased intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Rocket 2 is a 12-month safety trial with a 90-day interim efficacy readout. The primary efficacy endpoint evaluated subjects with pre-study baseline IOPs of above 20 to below 25mmHg. The efficacy results for Rhopressa demonstrated a consistent level of IOP lowering across all baseline IOPs and throughout the 90-day efficacy period.

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Based on the positive results of Rocket 2, Aerie expects to submit a New Drug Application (NDA) filing for Rhopressa in mid-2016.

Rhopressa is a once-daily eye drop that exhibits its triple action by specifically targeting the eye's trabecular meshwork, lowering episcleral venous pressure, and reducing fluid production in the eye, therefore lowering IOP.

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