Eyevance Pharmaceuticals announced it has acquired the FreshKote line of lubricant eye drops from Focus Laboratories, according to a press release.
The acquisition includes all of the FreshKote formulations, including the preservative-free multidose bottle and singe-unit vials.
The preservative-free formula is designed to support the integrity of all three layers of the eye’s tear film and combats evaporation on the ocular surface with a polymer blend that mimics the tear film’s lipid layer, the release said.
“With the introduction of FreshKote PF, Eyevance is the first and only company to now offer an eye lubricant product line that is exclusively preservative free, available in both a multidose bottle and single-unit vials,” Jerry St. Peter, CEO and director of Eyevance, said in the release. “The tear market is oversaturated with preserved formulations; therefore, FreshKote PF is a welcomed, vanguard addition for patients with dry eye.”