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2014-03-26 04:21:03

PARIS, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pixium Vision ("Pixium"), a developer of innovative Vision Restoration Systems for the blind, today announces the appointment of Khalid Ishaque as Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr Ishaque joins from Boston Scientific, and brings over 22 years of management experience in the medical technology industry. Mr Ishaque spent 17 years with Boston Scientific Corporation, where most recently he was General Manager of its...

2014-03-25 00:23:24

PHILADELPHIA, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics and Genable Technologies announced today that they have entered into a collaboration agreement for Genable's lead therapeutic to treat rhodopsin-linked autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (RHO adRP), GT038. Under the terms of the collaboration, Genable will license certain adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector manufacturing patents from Spark. The parties have entered into a broad agreement in which Spark will be the...

2014-01-29 08:30:20

Kellogg retina surgeons implant Argus II Retinal Prosthesis, or 'bionic eye,' for two patients with end-stage retinitis pigmentosa ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Retina surgeons at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center have performed the first -- and second -- surgeries in the United States to implant an artificial retina, or "bionic eye," since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the device last year. Thiran Jayasundera, M.D., and...

2013-12-10 23:27:46

19th Annual “The Eyes of Christmas™ ” Television Special for the Visually Impaired Kicks-off with “It’s A Wonderful Life,” Audio Described by former US President George H.W. Bush on Christmas Eve and is followed by Special Holiday Programming Hosted by Vin Scully and Hollywood Celebrities. Los Angeles (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Helen Harris’ RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) International --(http://www.rpinternational.org) the longest-standing non-profit organization leading the way...

2013-12-06 12:25:09

GRK Partners Chairman Gary Katcher Motivated to Find Sight-Saving Treatments and Cures COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a nonprofit dedicated to finding preventions, treatments and cures for vision-robbing retinal degenerative diseases, has appointed Gary Katcher of Greenwich, CT as a National Trustee of the organization. The new role recognizes his ongoing support of FFB's urgent mission to drive cutting-edge research to help the...

2013-11-25 04:20:51

PARIS, November 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Funds to advance development of retinal implant systems that aim to restore vision in blind people Financing includes Bpifrance, through the InnoBio fund Pixium Vision ("Pixium"), a developer of innovative retinal implant systems that aim to restore vision in the blind, has closed a EUR15 million Series A extension financing. This round was led by Sofinnova Partners,...

2013-11-18 13:06:52

Retinal implant system research provides positive results for people with genetic eye disease Research presented today at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology shows promising data about a device that helps people who have lost their vision due to a blinding genetic disease to recognize common objects. In the study, the researchers found when the objects' outlines had been enhanced, there was increased recognition. The device, called the Argus II, is the first...

2013-11-18 08:29:56

Dr. Katarina Stingl Shares Work on CE Marked Subretinal Implant Technology During the Young Ophthalmologists Session NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Dr. Katarina Stingl, clinical scientist from the Centre for Ophthalmology, University of Tuebingen, Germany presented results from the Company sponsored clinical trial that led to CE mark of...

2013-11-16 12:20:36

Retinal Implant System Research Provides Positive Results for People with Genetic Eye Disease NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research presented today at the 117(th) Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology shows promising data about a device that helps people who have lost their vision due to a blinding genetic disease to recognize common objects. In the study, the researchers found when the objects' outlines had been enhanced, there was...

2013-11-14 12:27:23

MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who went blind as a result of certain diseases or injuries may have renewed hope of seeing again thanks to a retinal implant developed with the help of Florida International University's W. Kinzy Jones, a professor in the College of Engineering and Computing. A tiny video camera mounted on special glasses captures the scene in the patient's environment, and a pocket controller relays the captured video signal to the implant....