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Ocata receives NEI grant to develop photoreceptor progenitor cell therapy

September 2, 2015

Ocata Therapeutics received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Eye Institute to fund preclinical development of its propriety photoreceptor progenitor cell therapy for retinal degenerative diseases, according to a press release.

Previous animal studies have shown that the renewable populations of retinal photoreceptor cells “can integrate into damaged retina, promote survival of host photoreceptors, and restore vision in completely blind animals, using either embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells as source material,” Robert Lanza, MD, principal investigator of the grant and chief scientific officer at Ocata, said in the release.

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Valeant to acquire Synergetics USA

September 2, 2015
Valeant Pharmaceuticals announced that it will acquire Synergetics USA for $6.50 per share in cash, according to a Valeant press release.“The addition of…
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Back-to-school reminder for parents and students: Check out college tax credits

September 2, 2015
With another school year here, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college…

Physicians support proposed biosimilar naming convention

September 2, 2015
In agreement with the FDA’s recent draft guidance on nonproprietary naming of biological products, six physician groups collectively sent a letter to CMS Acting…
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Zeiss receives FDA clearance for AngioPlex OCT Angiography

September 2, 2015
AngioPlex OCT Angiography has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA, Zeiss Medical Technology announced in a press release.This is the first OCT-angiography technology…
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Practical Retina

Comparing Aflibercept, Bevacizumab, and Ranibizumab for DME: Analysis of DRCR Protocol T

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, March 2015, Volume 46 Issue 3
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Gaining Insight to Optimize Patient Outcomes: What Can We Do to Improve Postoperative Inflammation and Pain?

Gaining Insight to Optimize Patient Outcomes: What Can We Do to Improve Postoperative Inflammation and Pain?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Postoperative pain and inflammation can result as a consequence of cataract surgery despite advances in surgical…
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VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism

VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism

July 26, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, discusses how treating astigmatism in patients will…
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