Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS) said today that a study of its iStent trabecular micro-bypass stents reduced eye pressure in glaucoma patients five years after implant. The same study showed that significantly fewer iStent patients needed add-on medications after five years, the company said. The study showed that newly diagnosed, primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients who received two […]
Ivantis today released two-year results from a study comparing its Hydrus Microstent to Glaukos‘ (NYSE:GKOS) iStent trabecular micro-bypass stents, touting reductions in medication use and no reoperations for patients in the Hydrus arm. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that it is presenting results from the Compare trial today at the American Glaucoma Society’s annual meeting in […]
Startups pioneering less-invasive technologies to treat common eye diseases are changing the outlook for both patients and the industry. A new study by CB Insights revealed that investors have been pouring money into smaller companies in 2017 and 2018, with some FDA approvals to begin marketing their technologies and treatments. These firms are eyeing conditions […]
Ivantis said today it won FDA approval for its Hydrus microstent designed to treat patients with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma in conjunction with cataract surgery. The Hydrus microstent is designed for minimally invasive microsurgical procedures to reduce eye pressure in patients with glaucoma. The device is multi-modal, the company said, by creating a large […]
Ivantis today released one-year results from the study of its Hydrus Microstent comparing it to Glaukos‘ (NYSE:GKOS) iStent trabecular micro-bypass stents, touting the Hydrus’ ability to reduce reliance on medication and intraocular pressure. Results from the trial were presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting in Washington D.C. by Dr. David […]
Ivantis said today it won approval from the FDA to initiate a 2nd investigational device exemption trial of its Hydrus microstent, testing the device in patients with advanced glaucoma who are undergoing stand-alone glaucoma surgery without combined cataract surgery. The Hydrus microstent is designed for minimally invasive microsurgical procedures to reduce eye pressure in patients with […]
Ivantis said today it raised $25 million in a Series C round of financing to support its Hydrus microstent device designed for treating glaucoma. The round was led by newly invested RA Capital Management and joined by new investor Mérieux Développement and existing investors. Money raised will extend Irvine, Calif.-based Ivantis’ runway into 2020 and […]
September 24, 2014 by Brad Perriello
Ivantis today said it added a $25 million tranche to its now $71 million Series B round as the Irvine, Calif.-based company looks to bring its miniature glaucoma scaffold to the U.S. market.
Opthalmic devices maker Ivantis padded its Series B funding round with another $14 million raised, bringing the total to $46.5 million.
The funds are slated to help Ivantis through 3 large clinical trials and may be enough to get the company through U.S. approval for its Hydrus Microstent glaucoma treatment device.
Ivantis said it raised a $27 million Series B round led by Ascension Health Ventures aimed at funding a quartet of clinical trials for its Hydrus Microstent glaucoma treatment.
The Irvine, Calif.-based medical device company said the device, an eyelash-sized stent, is designed to reduce eye pressure.