Program designed to offer consumers a new “Extra-Strength” dosing option
Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS), a performance beauty company with a customer-centric approach focused on delivering breakthrough products, has completed patient enrollment in its clinical study evaluating an “extra-strength” dose for extended duration of Jeuveau® (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs), its flagship neurotoxin product and the first and only neurotoxin dedicated exclusively to aesthetics.
“Completing patient enrollment represents another important milestone for Evolus, and we remain on track to deliver interim results in the first half of 2023,” said Rui Avelar, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research and Development, Evolus. “This study will help us to evaluate the safety, efficacy and the duration of effect of this increased dose. We believe that the precise nature of Jeuveau® makes it especially well-suited for the treatment of glabellar lines at a higher dose, as local and distant spread of neurotoxins remains a key area of importance.”
The “Extra-Strength” Glabellar Line Study is a multicenter, double blind, randomized trial that is following 150 patients for up to 12 months at five study sites. The study includes two active controls – the currently approved 20 units of Jeuveau® and 20 units of BOTOX® Cosmetic – which will be compared to 40 units of Jeuveau®. In addition to evaluating the safety, efficacy and duration of effect, this study will also help assess the potential clinical tradeoffs for patients when using the longer duration option.
“While our customers believe the original 20-unit dose will continue to comprise the majority of use, they are interested in an extra-strength dosing option of Jeuveau® to further customize treatments and meet the diverse needs of a broader patient population,” said David Moatazedi, President and CEO, Evolus. “Evolus is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this opportunity because of our aesthetics-only business model and the precision of our product.”
Jeuveau® is approved for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe vertical lines between the eyebrows seen at maximum frown (glabellar lines) in adults below 65 years of age. The safety and efficacy of Jeuveau® was evaluated through the company’s TRANSPARENCY program, the largest head-to-head pivotal study versus BOTOX® to date. The product is approved for sale in the U.S. under the brand name Jeuveau® and in Canada under the brand name Nuceiva®, which will launch in Europe beginning in the second half of 2022.
About Evolus, Inc.
Evolus (Nasdaq: EOLS) is a performance beauty company evolving the aesthetic neurotoxin market for the next generation of beauty consumers through its unique, customer-centric business model and innovative digital platform. Our mission is to become a global, multi-product aesthetics company based on our flagship product, Jeuveau® (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs), the first and only neurotoxin dedicated exclusively to aesthetics and manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility using Hi-Pure™ technology. Visit us at www.evolus.com, and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
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