Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
NovaBay's focus in wound care is to commercialize its unique pure hypochlorous acid product, NeutroPhase®, for the treatment of chronic non-healing and surgical wounds, by forming clinical partnerships in select markets around the world. In January, NovaBay announced a strategic agreement with Pioneer Pharma to market NeutroPhase in China, and in September the two companies expanded the agreement to include Southeast Asia. The expansion included a $2.5 million investment in NovaBay, with the potential of an additional $3 million in 2013. NovaBay completed its first commercial shipment of NeutroPhase to Southeast Asia in December.
In April, NovaBay reported patient studies supporting the use of NeutroPhase in the management of chronic wounds at the Spring Symposium on Advanced Wound Care. In August, NovaBay received additional FDA 510(k) clearance for the use of NeutroPhase in the management of graft and donor-site surgical procedures. In September, NeutroPhase was utilized as a vital component of a successful new therapeutic technique for the management of necrotizing fasciitis, better known as "flesh-eating bacteria." Additionally, NeutroPhase manufacturing was validated in the fourth quarter.
NovaBay expects to continue to enter into additional NeutroPhase marketing alliances around the world in 2013.About NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Going Beyond Antibiotics NovaBay Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company focused on addressing the large unmet therapeutic needs of the global anti-infective market with its two distinct categories of compounds, Aganocides® and NeutroPhase® Skin and Wound Cleanser. The Company's four core business units, DermaBay, UroBay, EyeBay and MediBay, are developing treatments that tackle infections in the dermatology, urology, ophthalmology, and wound care areas. Aganocide ® Compounds NovaBay's first-in-class Aganocide compounds, led by NVC-422, are patented, topical antimicrobials with a broad spectrum of activity against bacteria, viruses and fungi. Mimicking the mechanism of action that human white blood cells use against infections, Aganocides are not subject to bacterial or fungal resistance, which has been demonstrated in in-vitro and in-vivo studies. Having demonstrated clinical efficacy in Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical studies, NVC-422 is suited to treat and prevent a wide range of local, non-systemic infections. NovaBay's clinical development activities are focused on three disease areas: