Single application head lice product capable of killing both eggs and lice.

Scientific Background

Xeglyze™ Lotion is a topical lotion containing an inhibitor of metalloproteinases. These proteinases are important for survival in all stages of the louse lifecycle from egg to adult.

The metalloproteinase inhibitor that is the active agent in Xeglyze™ Lotion is being developed specifically for the treatment of head lice eggs and crawling lice. This active ingredient has undergone extensive testing in both preclinical and clinical studies which has provided support for the ongoing development of Xeglyze™ Lotion.


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Latest News

Oct 21, 2014 Hatchtech Announces Successful Results from Phase 2 Ovicidal Study

Sep 02, 2014 Hatchtech Announces Successful Phase 3 Results

Dec 11, 2013 Hatchtech Receives SPA and Announces Patent Grants

Oct 31, 2013 Hatchtech Completes $12.6m Capital Raise, Secures Funds for Phase III and NDA Submission