NovaBay® Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NBY), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing non-antibiotic, topical antimicrobial products, today announced it has completed enrollment of patients in its global Phase 2b viral conjunctivitis trial, BAYnovation. The trial is investigating NovaBay's Auriclosene (NVC-422) Ophthalmic Solution as a treatment for adenoviral conjunctivitis, a highly contagious, potentially sight-impairing form of "pink eye". This condition affects millions of people globally and there is currently no approved treatment available anywhere in the world. NovaBay expects to report results from its trial in mid-2014.
BAYnovation is a multi-centered, randomized clinical study that has enrolled patients with adenoviral conjunctivitis in the United States, India, Sri Lanka, and Brazil. Patients were enrolled into the study by 54 clinical investigators, including 18 in the US, 19 in India, 6 in Sri Lanka and 11 in Brazil. BAYnovation was designed to evaluate the efficacy of NovaBay's Auriclosene Ophthalmic Solution in the treatment of adenoviral infection, specifically clearing the associated red eye and reducing lingering effects left by the infection.
David Stroman, Ph.D., the Senior Vice President of Ophthalmology at NovaBay Pharmaceuticals commented, "Treatment for adenoviral conjunctivitis is acutely needed to combat the epidemics caused by adenovirus. We are looking forward to unmasking data and reporting trial results in the middle of 2014."