Ophthalmology Innovation Summit @ AAO Logo 2014 OIS@AAO
October 16, 2014 | Chicago, IL

Thank you to all that attended! Hope to see you all at the 2015 OIS@AAO in Las Vegas.

The Ophthalmology Innovation Summit was created to facilitate meaningful interactions and business partnerships between physicians, entrepreneurs, investors and industry executives who are driving ophthalmic innovation. OIS addresses key issues – both hurdles and opportunities while showcasing the most promising private ophthalmic companies.

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Latest News

Tom Frinzi of WaveTec Vision Systems

WaveTec Vision Systems

Tim Willis of TearScience


Barry Cheskin of PowerVision


Quinton Oswald of Neurotech


Robert Butchofsky of Mati Therapeutics

Mati Therapeutics

Ronen Castro of IOPtima


Max Ostermeier of Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH

Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH

John Maroney of ForSight VISION5

ForSight VISION5

David Muller of Avedro


Russell Trenary of InnFocus


Dan Myers of Alimera Sciences

Alimera Sciences


Device, Delivery, & Diagnostic Company Showcase

jeff george

Alcon’s George Shares Passion for Ophthalmology


Biopharma Companies of All Stages Shine in OIS Showcase


Eye Companies Helping Health Care Stand Out

second acts

CEOs Share Their ‘Second Acts’ On Way to Building Successful Companies


FDA Division Directors Detail How Agency Adapts to Innovation


Digital Health Companies Poised to Grow

David W. Parke Pic

AAO Sees Good and Bad in Consolidation

Matthew J. McMahon Pic

The NEI’s Role in Innovation

Franz Obermayr of Panoptes

Panoptes Developing Inhibitor For Local Treatments In Ocular Disease

Shelly Boyd of Translatum Medicus

Translatum Medicus Developing Option To Treat Dry AMD

Charlie McDermott of Kala Pharmaceuticals

Kala Pharmaceuticals Offers Glimpse Into Preclinical Pipeline

John Freshly of ONL

ONL Therapeutics Develops Novel Mechanism To Attack Fas Receptor Apoptosis

Vicente Anido of Aerie Pharaceuticals

Aerie Pharmaceuticals With Two ROCK Inhibitors In Development

Henry Hsu of Allysta

Allysta Pharmaceuticals Developing Multi-Kinase Inhibitor To Treat Glaucoma

Amarpreet Sawhney of Ocular Therapeutix

Ocular Therapeutix

Michael O'Rourke of GrayBug

GrayBug With Preclinical Work On Microparticle Anti-VEGF Compound GB-102

Ed Timm of Mobius Therapeutics

Mobius Therapeutics Investigates Extending Mitosol Platform

Bernhard Gunther of Novaliq

Novaliq GmbH Using Semifluorinated Alkanes To Improve Solubility Of Topical Agents

Paul Rubin of Xoma

Monoclonal Antibody Company XOMA Corp. Shares New Strategy

David R. Guyer of Ophthotech

Ophthotech Shares Late-Stage Progress of Fovista

Vicken Karageozian of Allegro

Allegro Gives Phase II News on Luminate

Thomas W. Chalberg of Avalanche

Avalanche Biotechnologies Gives Ocular BioFactory Tour

Jesper J. Lange of MC2

MC2 Biotek Group Offers Insights on PAD


How Alcon and Google Could Change The Contact Lens

Amarpreet Sawhney @ OIS

Studies Underway For Sustained-Release Injectable Anti-VEGFs For Posterior Diseases

Ronen Castro @ OIS

CLASS Procedure May Be Safe Alternative To Trabeculectomy

Vicente Anido @ OIS

Glaucoma Products In The Pipeline For Aerie

Noel Alpins @ OIS

CorT Measures Total Corneal Power

Eliot J. Lazar MD

Innovation Summit Brings Industry, Investors, Ophthalmologists Together

Jai G. Parekh @ OIS

Nanotechnology Company Developing Better Drug Delivery To The Eye

Robert Butchofsky @ OIS

Sustained Drug Delivery Platform May Eliminate Daily Administration

Charles McDermott @ OIS

Kala Highlights Investigational KPI-121

Gregory Hageman @ OIS

Gene Therapy On The Tipping Point

Monty Montoya @ OIS

Ophthalmology, Technology Intersect At OIS

Vicken Karageozian @ OIS

Allegro Begins Phase 2 Study For Treatment Of DME

Angel Investor Eric Kanter

How Do You Talk To An Angel?

Ophthalmology Leaders Speak To Strength Of Sector

Ophthalmology Leaders Speak To Strength Of Sector

David Muller Panel

Avedro Broadens Cross-Link Product Line

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