Presbia (NSDQ:LENS) touted interim data today from its U.S. pivotal clinical trial, which it hopes will eventually support pre-market approval from the FDA for its Flexivue Microlens. The company is 2 years into the 3-year long trial and said that it anticipates submitting final data to the FDA in September 2017. The company’s lens is intended to […]
Presbia (NSDQ:LENS) said today its Irish subsidiary closed its approximately $1.5 million acquisition of unspecified assets from Neoptics AG which included its intellectual property portfolio. The purchase includes Neoptics current and pending patents, trademarks, equipment, inventory, technical and other related documents, Presbia said. Hünenberg, Switzerland-based Neoptics makes the Icolens device, a lens designed to be implanted into the cornea […]
Presbia (NSDQ:LENS) said yesterday that its Irish subsidiary agreed to pay about $1.5 million to acquire some unspecified assets from Neoptics AG. The CHF 1.5 million buyout includes Neoptics current and pending patents, trademarks, equipment, inventory, technical and other related documents, Presbia said. Hünenberg, Switzerland-based Neoptics makes the Icolens device, a lens designed to be implanted into […]
ResMed shuffles the deck at Brightree; taps Mellott as new CEO ResMed (NYSE:RMD) yesterday announced a mix-up at its Brightree business, tapping home medical equipment industry vet Matt Mellott as its new CEO and Bobby Ghoshal as its new COO. Former Brightree CEO and prez Dave Cormack will transition into a multi-year advisory role, the company […]
Presbia (NSDQ:LENS) today reported interim data from a U.S. pivotal trial of its Flexivue microlens, touting an average gain of 5 lines of uncorrected near visual acuity and 99% maintenance of binocular uncorrected distance vision. The company reports a total of 421 subjects have been implanted with the Flexivue microlens in the trial, which is […]
J-Pac Medical said it named former GI Supply finance chief Michael Dolge to be its new CFO and tapped Phil Littlefield, a medtech veteran, to be its vice president of operations. Somersworth, N.H.-based J-Pac, which makes implantable textiles and offers packaging and manufacturing services to the medical device industry, said Dolge’s resume includes stints at […]
Presbia (NSDQ:LENS) said Monday it is nearing completion of enrollment in a pivotal trial of its Flexivue Microlens implant designed to treat presbyopia and is on track to submit its final pre market approval module. The Dublin-based company said it has enrolled 300 patients, and submission of its final PMA module will come after the 24-month […]
Cook said yesterday that Cook Medical president Pete Yonkman will become the new president of Cook Group Inc., as current president Kem Hawkins is slated to retire on July 1. “Under Kem’s leadership, we have seen exciting new opportunities to help patients, our employees, and the communities where we operate. With his guidance, our company […]
ConvaTec, which is rumored to be exploring a sale, said yesterday that it made its interim CEO, former EMEA president Paul Moraviec, to be its new permanent CEO.
Luxembourg-based ConvaTec, which is owned by private equity firms Avista Capital Partners and Nordic Capital, tapped Moraviec to lead its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2009.