IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:AERI), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of patients with glaucoma and other diseases of the eye, today announced that Vicente Anido, Jr., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, will present at the 15th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time in New York, NY. Dr. Anido will provide an Aerie overview and business update.
The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed by visiting Aerie's website at http://investors.aeriepharma.com/. A replay of the webcast will be available for 10 business days.
About Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Aerie is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of patients with glaucoma and other diseases of the eye. Aerie's two lead product candidates are once-daiIy IOP-lowering therapies with novel mechanisms of action to treat patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension. It is expected that the NDA filing for RhopressaTM (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02% will take place in the third quarter of 2016. The second product candidate, RoclatanTM (netarsudil/latanoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.02%/0.005%, which is a fixed dose combination of RhopressaTM and widely prescribed PGA latanoprost, currently has two Phase 3 registration trials underway, named Mercury 1 and Mercury 2. If these trials are successful, a RoclatanTM NDA filing is expected to take place in the second half of 2017. In addition, Aerie is further building its pipeline, including through research collaborations with GrayBug, Inc. and Ramot at Tel Aviv University.