EMERYVILLE, Calif. (September 24, 2019) – NovaBay® Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE American: NBY), a biopharmaceutical company focusing on commercializing Avenova® for the domestic eye care market, announces that it has received approval for the distribution of Avenova from the Australian Government Department of Health and has been provided an Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods Certificate.
“We are pleased to receive approval to market Avenova in Australia and are planning to engage a distributor in the near term,” said Justin Hall, NovaBay president and CEO. “This marks another step forward in our goal to increase the availability of Avenova to dry eye sufferers. Avenova is the only commercially available pure hypochlorous acid formulation and we believe it is the best product to treat the chronic bacterial infections that affect approximately 85% of all dry eye sufferers and we are delighted we can make it available to Australians who struggle with this affliction. Avenova is free from the bleach impurities found in other hypochlorous products, is soothing to the eye, and is safe and effective for long-term use.”
Prescription medicines and over-the-counter medicines which meet Australian standards of quality, safety and efficacy are included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.
About NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Going Beyond Antibiotics®
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focusing on commercializing and developing its non-antibiotic anti-infective products to address the unmet therapeutic needs of the global, topical anti-infective market with its two distinct product categories: the NEUTROX® family of products and the AGANOCIDE® compounds. The Neutrox family of products includes AVENOVA® for the eye care market, NEUTROPHASE® for wound care market, and CELLERX® for the aesthetic dermatology market. The Aganocide compounds, still under development, have target applications in the dermatology and urology markets.
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