Ocular Therapeutix™ To Present 12-Month Top-Line Data from U.S.-Based Phase 1 Clinical Trial of OTX-TKI in Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration at the 2023 Clinical Trials at the Summit Annual Meeting

BEDFORD, Mass., June 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCUL), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the formulation, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye, announced that 12-month data from the U.S.-based Phase 1 trial evaluating OTX-TKI for the treatment of wet AMD will be presented at the 2023 Clinical Trials at the Summit Annual Meeting being held on June 10th in Park City, Utah. The Company will also participate in a panel discussing the challenges of bringing novel treatments to the market. Ocular Therapeutix is also sponsoring a presentation discussing the Company’s proprietary bioresorbable hydrogel-based formulation technology and retina focused clinical programs. A conference call discussing the 12-month data from the U.S.-based Phase 1 clinical trial of OTX-TKI presented at the Clinical Trials at the Summit will be hosted by the Ocular Therapeutix management team on Monday, June 12th at 8:30 AM ET.

“We look forward to presenting the 12-month data update from our U.S.-based trial evaluating OTX-TKI for the treatment of wet AMD,” stated Rabia Gurses Ozden, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Ocular Therapeutix. “Our most recent update at 10-months observed that CSFT and BCVA measurements at 10 months were comparable between OTX-TKI treated subjects and aflibercept treated subjects with a 92% reduction in treatment burden in the OTX-TKI arm. This new data will include additional information regarding the pharmacodynamics of OTX-TKI at month 12.”

Presentations at Clinical Trials at the Summit:

  • 12-Month Update on Randomized, Controlled, Trial of OTX-TKI (Axitinib Intravitreal Implant) for the Treatment of Wet AMD
    Date / Time: Saturday, June 10th at 4:29 PM MDT
    Presenter: Arshad M. Khanani, MD, Director of Clinical Research at Sierra Eye Associates

    The presentation will be posted on the Company’s website at approximately 4:30 PM MDT the same day under the Investors tab, Events and Presentations/Scientific and Medical Presentations.

  • Challenges of Bringing Novel Treatment Options to the Market
    Panel Date/Times: Saturday, June 10th at 10:44 AM MDT
    Panelists: Mohamed Genead, Alexander Hardy, Antony Mattessich, Reenie McCarthy, Joel Naor, Victor Perlroth
    Moderator: Jeffrey Heier, MD, Director of the Vitreoretinal Service and Retina Research at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston and member of the Board of Directors, Ocular Therapeutix, Inc.
  • Ocular Therapeutix: Transforming Ophthalmic Care with Innovative Therapies
    Sponsored presentation Date/Times: Saturday, June 10th at 5:03 PM MDT
    Presenter: Peter K. Kaiser, MD, Chaney Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology Research and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Chief Medical Advisor, Retina at Ocular Therapeutix

About Ocular Therapeutix, Inc.

Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the formulation, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye using its proprietary bioresorbable hydrogel-based formulation technology. Ocular Therapeutix’s first commercial drug product, DEXTENZA®, is an FDA-approved corticosteroid for the treatment of ocular inflammation and pain following ophthalmic surgery and ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. Ocular Therapeutix’s earlier stage development assets include: OTX-TKI (axitinib intravitreal implant), currently in Phase 1 clinical trials for the treatment of wet AMD and diabetic retinopathy; OTX-TIC (travoprost intracameral implant), currently in a Phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension; and OTX-DED (dexamethasone intracanalicular insert) for the short-term treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease; and OTX-CSI (cyclosporine intracanalicular insert) for the chronic treatment of dry eye disease, both of which have completed Phase 2 clinical trials.

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Chief Financial Officer


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