ABOUT THE COMPANY

We are a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical-grade hypochlorous acid-based (HOCl) therapeutics designed to prevent and treat infection in invasive applications.

Our lead drug candidate, RUT58-60, is a broad spectrum anti-infective that we are developing for the prevention and treatment of infection in surgical and trauma procedures. We are focusing RUT58-60 for use initially in abdominal surgery due to the large addressable market, high rate of post-surgical infection associated with abdominal surgery, the high-impact opportunity that abdominal surgery offers us in the clinical trial setting to expose multiple internal organs to RUT58-60 at one time, and feedback from surgeons identifying post-surgical infection in abdominal surgery (relative to other surgeries) as a significant unmet medical need.

 

History

Ruthigen, Inc. (“Ruthigen”) was incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada on January 18, 2013 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. (“Oculus”). Ruthigen intends to spin-off from Oculus and independently fund research and development and commercialization of RUT58-60 and future drug development candidates. Ruthigen is developing RUT58-60, a hypochlorous acid-based solution, with two to four times the concentration of Microcyn® based products manufactured by Oculus while meeting the stringent drug requirements mandated by FDA including but not limited to sterility, stability, safety and efficacy. RUT58-60 contains small molecule stabilizers including magnesium and no hypochlorite and is intended for use during invasive procedures with direct exposure to internal tissue and organs. RUT58-60 uses design elements that management believes will allow the product to be evaluated and reviewed as a biopharmaceutical agent, as opposed to a medical device.

We have entered into a series of agreements with Oculus that will govern our technology license, exclusive rights to develop and commercialize our drug candidate and future hypochlorous-acid based drug candidates in the United States, Canada, the European Union and Japan (the “Territory”), and the separation of the companies.

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RUTHIGEN

2455 Bennett Valley Road, Suite C116
Santa Rosa, California 95404

Phone 707-525-9900

Fax 707-525-9906