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Monday, March 30, 2015 | Blindness, Partnerships

Avalanche Biotechnologies and the University of Washington Enter Into Exclusive License Agreement to Develop Gene Therapy Medicines to Treat Color Blindness

Avalanche Biotechnologies announced that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with the University of Washington in Seattle to develop products based on Avalanche’s proprietary Ocul…

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Monday, March 30, 2015 | Glaucoma, Product Releases, IRIDEX

Iridex Granted US Patent for Disposable Device for Efficient and Predictable Wound Closure in Eye Surgeries

Iridex Corp. announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted the company a patent for a new proprietary disposable device intended to replace certain suturing techniques in eye su…

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Monday, March 30, 2015 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Teva to Buy Auspex for $3.5 Billion to Boost Neurology Arm

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to buy Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $3.5 billion in cash to gain drugs that curb tics and other movement disorders. Teva will begin a tender offer o…

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Monday, March 30, 2015 | Health Care

White House Plan to Fight Superbugs Promotes Drug Research

The Obama administration released a plan Friday to halt the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the wake of a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital in February. The plan seeks to reduce the…

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Monday, March 30, 2015 | Blindness

First Vision-Restoring "Bionic Eye" Implant Performed in Hawaii

Groundbreaking bionic retinal implant surgery has been performed in Honolulu by a team at the Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii. The procedure is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region to help re…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 | Product Releases

Eye Photo Systems Launches New Toric Alignment by Osher Software for Slit Lamp Photography

Eye Photo Systems, manufacturer of the EC 100 and EC 90 high-resolution anterior segment cameras, has launched the TAO (Toric Alignment by Osher) software tool to assist with intraoperative…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 | Clinical Trials, Retina, Ohr Pharmaceutical

Ohr Pharmaceutical Announces Final Topline Data From OHR-102 Phase 2 IMPACT Study in Wet AMD

Ohr Pharmaceutical announced the topline results from the exploratory phase 2 IMPACT study evaluating OHR-102 (0.2% squalamine lactate ophthalmic solution) combination therapy for the treatment of the…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 | Management/Leadership, Avedro

Avedro Welcomes David J. McIntyre to its Board of Directors

Avedro announced that David J. McIntyre is joining its board of directors. Mr. McIntyre currently serves as partner for Apple Tree Partners, a healthcare venture capital firm where he oversees operati…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Medical Studies

Findings of Study on Photoscreening Presented at AAPOS Revealing the Clinical Efficacy and Efficiency of Mobile Smartphone Vision Screening for Preschoolers

On Saturday, March 28, a new study will be presented at AAPOS entitled: "Efficacy of a Mobile SmartPhone Vision-Screening Device with Automated Image-Processing Analysis in the Evaluation of Ambl…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Earnings & Financials, Hoya Surgical Optics

Hoya Group Invests in SalutarisMD Wet AMD Therapy Technology

Hoya Group announced that it has closed financing in Salutaris Medical Devices (SalutarisMD), according to a company news release. SalutarisMD will use the funding to further its growth strategy in de…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Miscellaneous

Google Granted Patent for Smart Contact Lens

Google has been granted a patent for a contact lens with an embedded chip. The patent, which was discovered by WebProNews, features a sensor in the lens. Google has previously said that it is partneri…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Product Releases, Bausch+Lomb

Bausch + Lomb Announces Availability of Enhanced BLIS Reusable Injector System for enVista IOLs

Bausch + Lomb announced the availability of an enhanced BLIS Injector System, which is designed exclusively for use with the enVista hydrophobic acrylic IOL, according to a company news release. …

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Miscellaneous

From Snitch Pill to Xbox Sensors, Novartis Goes Digital

A decade ago, Joe Jimenez was peddling ketchup and baked beans. Now he’s using Microsoft Corp.’s gaming technology and embedding Google Inc. sensors in contact lenses to reinvent the world…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Clinical Trials, Psivida

pSivida Completes Targeted Enrollment of Phase 3 Trial of Medidur for Posterior Uveitis

pSivida announced the completion of the originally targeted enrollment of 120 patients in its pivotal phase 3 clinical trial of Medidur for the treatment of posterior uveitis, according to a company n…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Eylea Receives FDA Approval for the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy in Patients with DME

Regeneron announced that the FDA has approved Eylea (aflibercept) injection for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), according to a company news release…

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