Co-promoting retinal health and meibomitis therapies

February 25, 2009

Sirion Therapeutics Inc and Advanced Vision Research Inc (AVR) have agreed to co-promote AVR's MacuTrition (a nutritional supplement promoting retinal health) and NutiDox Convenience Kit (a meibomian gland therapy) in the US.

Sirion Therapeutics Inc and Advanced Vision Research Inc (AVR) have agreed to co-promote AVR's MacuTrition (a nutritional supplement promoting retinal health) and NutiDox Convenience Kit (a meibomian gland therapy) in the US.

The MacuTrition nutritional supplement combines antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and anti-angiogenics (including vitamins D and E, omega 3 and green tea extract) and aims to promote long-term eye health.

The NutriDox Convenience Kit, a treatment for meibomitis and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), comprises doxycycline 75 mg, a nutritional supplement addressing dry eye symptoms and a topical heat compress.

MacuTrition is available over-the-counter, and NutriDox is a prescription-only product. In addition to these AVR products, Sirion sales reps will also provide samples of TheraTears, AVR's range of products for the treatment of dry eye.