EyeGate is developing and commercializing products for treating diseases and disorders of the eye. The Companyâs products are based on two proprietary platform technologies:
EyeGateâs first platform is based on a cross-linked thiolated carboxymethyl hyaluronic acid (âCMHA-Sâ), a modified form of the natural polymer hyaluronic acid (âHAâ), which is a gel that possesses unique physical and chemical properties including hydration and healing when applied to the ocular surface. The ability of CMHA-S to protect and adhere longer to the ocular surface, and resist degradation makes it well-suited for treating various ocular surface injuries.
EGP-437, EyeGateâs second product in clinical trials, incorporates a reformulated topically active corticosteroid, Dexamethasone Phosphate that is delivered into the ocular tissues through EyeGateâs proprietary innovative drug delivery system, the EyeGate II Delivery System. EGP-437 is currently in trials for the treatment of uveitis and pain and inflammation following cataract surgery. EyeGate has granted a subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals an exclusive worldwide license to the product in these indications.