Dr. Ron Najafi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NovaBay, stated, "We'd like to thank our CRO in India, Quintiles, for the great efforts they have made in facilitating the recruitment of patients for the BAYnovation study. Adenoviral conjunctivitis remains the greatest unmet need in ocular infections and we are pleased to be bringing NVC-422 one step closer to patients and physicians in need of a therapeutic option."
NovaBay has partnered with leading CROs – Quintiles Research in India, Chiltern International in Brazil, and Symbio, LLC in the U.S. – to conduct BAYnovation. For more information on BAYnovation, please visit: www.baynovation.org or www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01532336 .
About NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Going Beyond AntibioticsNovaBay 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: Dermatology – Partnered with Galderma, a leading dermatology company, to develop a formulation of NVC-422 for treatment of highly contagious skin infection, impetigo, which occurs most commonly in children. Enrollment into a global Phase 2b clinical study has begun and clinical data results are expected in the 2 nd half of 2013. Ophthalmology – NovaBay is developing an eye drop formulation of NVC-422 for treating adenoviral conjunctivitis, a highly contagious viral eye infection for which there is no approved acute treatment. Enrollment into a global Phase 2b clinical study is underway with clinical data results expected in the second half of 2013. Urology – NovaBay's urinary catheter irrigation solution containing NVC-422 is currently in a Phase 2b study, with the goal of reducing the incidence of urinary catheter blockage and encrustation (UCBE) and associated urinary tract infections. The Company reported positive data from the Phase 2a study and is evaluating the effect of an alternate more potent formulation of NVC-422 in Phase 2b. Results are expected in the first half of 2013. NeutroPhase ® NeutroPhase is the only pure hypochlorous acid (HOCI) skin and wound cleanser cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to target the six-million-patient U.S. market of chronic non-healing wounds, such as pressure, venous stasis and diabetic ulcers. The saline-based solution is the only wound cleanser on the market to include a stabilized, pure form of HOCl shown in studies to kill bacteria in solution, including flesh-eating bacteria. For additional information, visit: www.neutrophase.com . Stay informed on NovaBay's progress: Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Connect with NovaBay on LinkedIn Join us on Google+ Visit NovaBay's Website Forward-Looking Statements