Aequus Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with SCOPE Ophthalmics for Canadian Distribution Rights of Dry Eye Products

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aequus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSXV:AQS , OTCQB:AQSZF ) ("Aequus" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with SCOPE Ophthalmics. ("SCOPE"), an Irish based eyecare company with a focus on preservative free therapies in ophthalmology. Under the distribution agreement, Aequus will receive the Canadian commercial rights to 10 unique products of SCOPE's portfolio of over-the-counter ophthalmology products including the OPTASE® range of preservative free dry eye products. "We are excited to add SCOPE's unique products and brands to our existing portfolio of high-quality dry eye products. These products bring many synergies and advantages to both our Canadian Eye Care professionals and their patients," said Grant Larsen, CCO of Aequus. "We look forward to sourcing and continued expansion of high-quality treatment options that includes devices, therapies and digital solutions that support Canadian Eye Care Professionals and their patients." Doug Janzen, CEO and Chairman of Aequus, said, "The addition of this portfolio of ophthalmology products will give Aequus one of the largest ranges of preservative free therapies in Canada and further demonstrates our commitment to eye care professionals in Canada." "Through the signature of this collaboration with Aequus, SCOPE is expanding its footprint in North America for Optase and our other eyecare brands. Canada is clearly a country of strategic importance for SCOPE where our innovative eyecare products, together with the strong relationships of Aequus amongst Eye Care Professionals as well as its overall credibility in the market, will certainly contribute to the success of both companies," said Tom Freyne, CEO at SCOPE. Under the proposed terms of the agreement, SCOPE will supply the products while Aequus will be responsible for Canadian authorization, marketing, distribution, and sales activities. SCOPE ... Full story available on