BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCUL), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the formulation, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye, today announced that, due to the public health impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and governmental restrictions limiting the number of people who may gather together, and to support the health and well-being of its stockholders, employees and communities, its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”), to be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, has been changed to a virtual meeting. Stockholders will be able to participate in this year’s Annual Meeting only via the virtual meeting.
As described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting previously distributed, you are entitled to participate in and vote at the Annual Meeting if you were a stockholder at the close of business on April 27, 2020, the record date, or hold a legal proxy for the meeting provided by the stockholder’s bank, broker or nominee as of such record date. To access, participate in, and vote at the Annual Meeting at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/OCUL2020 (the “Annual Meeting Website”), you must enter the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice you previously received. You may submit questions during the Annual Meeting through the virtual meeting platform in accordance with the rules of conduct made available on the Annual Meeting Website. A list of registered stockholders will also be available to record holders during the Annual Meeting at the Annual Meeting Website.
Additional information regarding the virtual meeting is included in a proxy supplement that the company has filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Please note that the proxy card included with the proxy materials previously distributed will not be updated to reflect the change in location and may continue to be used to vote your shares in connection with the Annual Meeting.
Whether virtually attending the Annual Meeting or not, all stockholders are encouraged to vote and submit their proxies in advance of the meeting by one of the methods described in the proxy materials. Stockholders may also vote online during the Annual Meeting by following the instructions available on the Annual Meeting Website.
About Ocular Therapeutix, Inc.
Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the formulation, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye using its proprietary bioresorbable hydrogel-based formulation technology. Ocular Therapeutix’s first commercial drug product, DEXTENZA® (dexamethasone ophthalmic insert), is FDA-approved for the treatment of ocular inflammation and pain following ophthalmic surgery. Ocular Therapeutix recently completed a Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating DEXTENZA for the treatment of ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. OTX-TP (intracanalicular travoprost insert) is an intracanalicular insert in clinical development for the reduction of intraocular pressure in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. The Company’s earlier stage development assets currently in Phase 1 trials include OTX-TIC (travoprost intracameral implant) for the reduction of intraocular pressure in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension, OTX-CSI (cyclosporine intracanalicular insert) for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease and OTX-TKI (axitinib intravitreal implant) for the treatment of retinal diseases. Also, in collaboration with Regeneron, Ocular Therapeutix is currently developing OTX-IVT (aflibercept suprachoroidal injection), an extended-delivery formulation of aflibercept for the treatment of retinal diseases. Ocular Therapeutix's first product, ReSure® Sealant, is FDA-approved to seal corneal incisions following cataract surgery.