Aldeyra Therapeutics Appoints Dr. Paul Karpecki to Anterior Segment Scientific Advisory Board
Nationally Recognized Expert in Dry Eye Disease, Allergic Conjunctivitis, and Other Ocular Surface Diseases
Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALDX) (Aldeyra), a biotechnology company devoted to developing and commercializing next-generation medicines to improve the lives of patients with immune-mediated diseases, today announced the appointment of Paul Karpecki, O.D., FAAO, to the company’s Anterior Segment Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).
Dr. Karpecki is Clinical Director, Corneal Services and Advanced Ocular Surface Disease at Kentucky Eye Institute and a clinician for Gaddie Eye Centers. He is an Associate Professor at the Kentucky College of Optometry and the Medical Director for Keplr Vision and the Dry Eye Institutes of Kentucky and Indiana. Dr. Karpecki received a Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University.
“Paul is a nationally recognized leader in the field of optometry,” said Todd C. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Aldeyra. “His more than 20 years of expertise is expected to be extremely valuable as we continue to advance reproxalap and our novel RASP inhibitor platform toward NDA submission in dry eye disease and allergic conjunctivitis.”
Dr. Karpecki is the Chief Medical Editor for Review of Optometry, and has moderated or chaired the Congressional Hearing on the Impact of Dry Eye Disease, the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) Symposium, and the Dry Eye Summit. He has served on the International Task Force on Dry Eye and the TFOS DEWS II Diagnostic Methodology sub-committee, and is a TFOS Global Ambassador. Dr. Karpecki has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and more than 300 articles that have appeared in non-peer reviewed journals, as well as seven book chapters. Selected in 2015 by Optometric Management as one of the 20 most influential individuals in Optometry, he has given more than 1,000 invited lectures.
“I’m honored to contribute my expertise to help inform and shape Aldeyra’s strategy for reproxalap as well as future drug candidates designed to address ocular surface disease,” Dr. Karpecki said. “Reproxalap represents a novel therapeutic approach that has demonstrated statistically significant and clinically relevant activity in dry eye disease and allergic conjunctivitis. Given reproxalap’s profile and unique mechanism of action, I believe that it has the potential to be the next novel entrant in both of these indications.”
Dr. Karpecki is the sixth member of Aldeyra’s Anterior Segment SAB. The other members are: David Chu, M.D.; Edward J. Holland, M.D.; Victor Perez, M.D.; John Sheppard, M.D.; and Joseph Tauber, M.D.
About Aldeyra Therapeutics
Aldeyra Therapeutics is a biotechnology company devoted to developing and commercializing next-generation medicines to improve the lives of patients with immune-mediated diseases. Aldeyra's lead investigational drug product candidates are potential first-in-class treatments in development for dry eye disease, allergic conjunctivitis, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, and Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome. The company is also developing other product candidates for retinal and systemic inflammatory diseases.
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