VANCOUVER, November 13, 2018– Aequus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX-V: AQS, OTCQB: AQSZF) (“Aequus” or the “Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on developing, advancing, and promoting differentiated products, is pleased to announce the successful presentation of a live webinar demonstrating the Zepto ® Precision Pulse Capsulotomy (“Zepto”) device’s ability to address challenging capsulotomy cases during cataract surgery. The webinar, hosted by Dr. Ike Ahmed, took place on Monday, November 12 and was attended by ophthalmologists across Canada interested in learning more about the product’s features and use within the clinic. Dr. Ahmed presented pre-recorded video of cases he had performed recently in his clinic and addressed questions live with fellow colleagues.
“I would like to thank Dr. Ahmed and his colleagues across Canada for their time,” said Ian Ball, CCO of Aequus. “The Zepto system is a true value add to clinics performing cataract surgery and this webinar was a great step forward in educating our customers around the benefits of the device. We heard plenty of positive feedback during the webinar and look forward to working with physicians to bring the innovative device into their clinic.”
“I want to thank Aequus for bringing innovative ophthalmology products to Canada and leading the way with web discussions around new technology,” said Dr. Ike Ahmed. “It was a fun event and I look forward to seeing the progress of Zepto in Canada with Aequus.”
ABOUT THE ZEPTO PRECISION PULSE CAPSULOTOMY SYSTEM
The Zepto capsulotomy system provides consistent, high quality anterior lens capsulotomies during cataract surgery in a convenient, cost-effective, disposable format. Zepto integrates seamlessly into the routine steps of cataract surgery with phacoemulsification. The Zepto System consists of a disposable Zepto capsulotomy handpiece that is attached to a small control console. Zepto uses the precision pulse capsulotomy method, a proprietary combination of calibrated suction and a 4-millisecond multipulse energy algorithm to produce highly accurate capsulotomies. Zepto is ideal for surgery using premium lenses as well as difficult cases and creates a capsulotomy with an edge strength greater than conventional methods or femtosecond lasers. For more information, please visit https://www.zeptocapsulotomy.ca.
ABOUT AEQUUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
Aequus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX-V:AQS, OTCQB:AQSZF) is a growing specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing high quality, differentiated products. Aequus has grown its pipeline to include several commercial products in ophthalmology and transplant, and a development stage pipeline in neurology and psychiatry with a goal of addressing the need for improved medication adherence through enhanced delivery systems. As a complement to its focus in neurology, our most recent addition to the development pipeline was a long-acting form of medical cannabis, where there is a high need for a consistent, predictable and pharmaceutical-grade delivery of products for patients. Aequus intends to commercialize its internal programs in Canada alongside its current portfolio of marketed established medicines and will look to form strategic partnerships that would maximize the reach of its product candidates worldwide. Aequus plans to build on its Canadian commercial platform through the launch of additional products that are either created internally or brought in through an acquisition or license; remaining focused on highly specialized therapeutic areas. For further information, please visit www.aequuspharma.ca.