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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS), a performance beauty company with a customer-centric approach focused on delivering breakthrough products, today announced it expects the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) to adopt a formal opinion on the Nuceiva™ marketing authorization application (MAA) during the April 2019 Committee meeting.
Nuceiva™ (branded Jeuveau™ in the United States) is being evaluated by the EMA for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe vertical lines between the eyebrows seen at maximum frown (glabellar lines), when the severity of the above facial lines has an important psychological impact in adults below 65 years of age.
“We are actively addressing the CHMP’s final few questions in accordance with their timelines, which will enable them to adopt their formal opinion on our MAA during the April Committee meeting,” said Rui Avelar, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research & Development at Evolus, Inc. “In the second quarter, in addition to an opinion in Europe, we look forward to publishing the largest head-to-head aesthetic pivotal trial of our neurotoxin versus BOTOX®, which was conducted in Europe and Canada. These data are highly anticipated in the scientific community, especially in the United States where, in the coming weeks, we’re set to launch the first new neurotoxin in nearly a decade.”
The CHMP opinion is a scientific recommendation for marketing authorization to the European Commission. If positive, the EMA grants the sponsor marketing authorization, which is applicable to all 28 European Union member states plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.
About Nuceiva™ (branded Jeuveau™ in the United States)
Nuceiva™ (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs) is a proprietary 900 kDa purified botulinum toxin type A formulation. Nuceiva™ is produced under strict quality and safety standards in a state-of-the art facility, specifically built to manufacture Nuceiva™. The safety and efficacy of Nuceiva™ has been evaluated in clinical studies with over 2,100 patients enrolled. Nuceiva™ is being evaluated by the EMA for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe vertical lines between the eyebrows seen at maximum frown (glabellar lines), when the severity of the above facial lines has an important psychological impact in adults below 65 years of age.
About Evolus, Inc.
Evolus is a performance beauty company with a customer-centric approach focused on delivering breakthrough products. In 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved 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. Jeuveau™ is powered by Evolus' unique technology platform and is designed to transform the aesthetic market by eliminating the friction points existing for customers today. Visit us at: www.evolus.com.
Statements made in this press release that relate to future plans, events, prospects or performance are forward-looking statements as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including statements related to the regulatory status of Nuceiva™. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words “planned,” “expect,” “believes,” “strategy,” “opportunity,” “anticipates,” “outlook,” “designed,” and similar words. While these forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations and beliefs of management, such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in this press release, including risks and uncertainties related to the regulatory process for Nuceiva™ in Europe and those risks and uncertainties disclosed in Evolus’ periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including factors described in the section entitled ”Risk Factors” in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2019, respectively, all of which are available online at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, Evolus undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, changed circumstances or unanticipated events.
Hi-Pure™ is a trademark of Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd.
Jeuveau™ and Nuceiva™ are trademarks of Evolus, Inc.
Evolus, Inc. Contacts:
Ashwin Agarwal, Evolus, Inc.
Vice President, Finance, Investor Relations & Treasury
Brian Johnston, The Ruth Group
Crystal Muilenburg, Evolus, Inc.
Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Relations