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Oculis SA has agreed to license a topical anti-TNF alpha antibody from Novartis

Colin Kerr

Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019

Oculis SA has entered into an agreement to license a novel topical anti-TNF alpha antibody from Novartis.

The compound, LME 636, is based on a proprietary single-chain antibody fragment technology specifically designed for topical delivery. Efficacy and safety were evaluated in three clinical trials.

Dr Riad Sherif, Oculis CEO, said: “This agreement is part of our ongoing strategy to access multiple sources of technologies and compounds that bolster our portfolio of innovative products to treat eye diseases.”