Pharma

Apellis Building on Its Platform with APL-2 for Geographic Atrophy

By Steve Lenier | June 8, 2021

Weeks after receiving Food and Drug Administration approval for its complement factor 3 (C3) inhibitor pegcetacoplan, now known as Empaveli, to treat adults who have…

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The Four Trends Driving the Digital Space

By Rich Kirkner | May 25, 2021

Money is pouring into digital health at a record clip – $6.7 billion in the first quarter this year, the investment firm Rock Health reports.…

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Innovega is Moving Quickly in Augmented- and Virtual-Reality Space

By Steve Lenier | May 19, 2021

In 2020 Innovega, which is headquartered in Bellevue, WA, and has development facilities in San Diego, was recognized in a listing of “Cool Companies” selected…

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Novartis-Regeneron Dispute Enters a New Phase

By Rich Kirkner | May 11, 2021

If you can’t beat ‘em, try to beat ‘em another way. On the same day the US International Trade Commission (US ITC) dropped a patent…

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Despite Interruption, Pixium Vision Aims to Keep Moving Toward Commercializing Prima System

By Steve Lenier | April 28, 2021

Despite a potential business arrangement with a fellow retinal prosthesis innovator falling apart in recent weeks, Paris-based Pixium Vision is working to stay on course…

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Gyroscope Therapeutics Completes Financing to Advance Gene Therapy Candidate for GA

By Steve Lenier | April 20, 2021

Gyroscope Therapeutics recently raised $148 million in a Series C financing to advance the clinical development of GT005, its lead investigational gene therapy, which is…

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Anterior Segment Advances That ‘Won’ 2020 and Those Poised To Disrupt the Future

By Conni Bergmann Koury | April 14, 2021

2020 was a challenging year for ophthalmic surgeons, but an array of device and pharma developments helped them get through it, while other advances are…

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With $36 Million, Visus Starts Phase II Trial of Presbyopia Drop Brimochol

By Conni Bergmann Koury | April 7, 2021

In another sign of the intense interest in the category of presbyopia-correcting drops, Visus Therapeutics raised $36 million in Series A financing that will be…

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Aura Biosciences Takes Key Steps to Advance Lead Candidate

By Rich Kirkner | March 31, 2021

With a fresh infusion of capital and a new chief operating officer steeped in regulatory affairs, Aura Biosciences has put key pieces into place to…

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Biomedical Informatics Helps Focus Director Dr. Michael Chiang’s Vision for NEI

By Rich Kirkner | March 23, 2021

Michael F. Chiang, MD, who took over as director of the National Eye Institute at the close of 2020, brings a unique background as an…

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New Technology and Teamwork Are Key for Combining Forces

By Steve Lenier | March 16, 2021

Science and teamwork are important factors for companies considering acquisitions, collaborations, or partnerships in the dry eye space. That was the consensus of corporate leaders…

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What’s a SPAC? A Route to Public Markets for Gemini Therapeutics

By Heather Johnson | March 3, 2021

Gemini Therapeutics, a biotech company with a focus on precision medicine for ocular and renal disease, started trading last month on the Nasdaq Global Market…

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