August 14, 2014
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Alpha IMS microchip eligible for reimbursement in Germany

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Retina Implant AG’s Alpha IMS microchip has received NUB innovation status and is now eligible for reimbursement by Germany’s statutory health insurance system, according to a company press release.

The German statutory health insurance system, which insures 90% of German citizens, reached an agreement with six German University clinics and teaching hospitals to make the Alpha IMS microchip available to patients with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa, the release said.

The wireless subretinal implant is placed under the retina, in the macular region, and simulates functioning nerve cells in patients with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa.

Alpha IMS received CE mark designation in the European Union in July 2013, according to the release.