December 12, 2017
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Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. has quietly shifted its headquarters from Irvine to North Carolina, removing a notable name from the list of Orange County-based public companies.
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. sold 1.3 million shares of common stock for $74 million.
Irvine-based Aerie Pharmaceuticals received Food and Drug Administration approval for its glaucoma eye drop Rhopressa two months ahead of an informal goal date in February.
Heads eye drug developer … $2B market cap, up 160% in two years … Irvine HQ … ops N.C.; building plant, Ireland … hiring, Europe … bought drug delivery making technology, October … FDA committee meeting in same