Vabysmo is the first injectable bispecific antibody to treat wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema. Some recent data suggests that the injections can be administered less often than first indicated with no loss of efficacy.
If approved, Orasis’ low-dose pilocarpine would be the second product that improves presbyopia, which is the age-related loss of clear up-close vision. The company plans to submit an NDA in the second half of the year.
Briana Contreras, editor of Managed Healthcare Executive, spoke with Nancy Lurker, CEO and president of EyePoint Pharmaceuticals. Nancy shared a bit about EyePoint and how the organization’s innovative therapies are addressing patient needs through eye care, and most importantly, she addressed C-Suite positions like the CEO role. Nancy shared advice for those seeking to reach the CEO level, especially toward women in healthcare and other roles, and what it takes to run a biopharma company.
The use of digital devices has surged significantly as people spend more time at home, with Americans logging an average of 13 hours per day watching screens. That compares to between seven and 10 hours per day before the COVID-19 pandemic started, with the increase in screen time likely contributing to more exposure to blue light.