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Glaukos has emerged as the leader in microinvasive glaucoma surgery, a new treatment for the multibillion-dollar market. CEO Tom Burns lays out his vision for his company and for the future of MIGS.
The merger of Pfizer and Allergan might raise broader questions about the fairness – or long-term viability – of the corporate tax code in the US. But it also has generated some angst over Allergan’s future as a stalwart in ophthalmology.
New Enterprise Associates surprised some by locking down $3.1 billion in new capital during a tight fundraising climate. General partner David Mott and partner Justin Klein share the firm’s investment approach.
Following two years of strong exits from biopharma and medtech investment, New Enterprise Associates raised over $3.1 billion for its 15th fund raising. The new pool of capital consists of $2.8 billion for a traditional venture fund – the fourth consecutive fund to top $2.5 billion – and a $350 million “Opportunity Fund” that will be co-invested with the new and prior fund in late-stage growth equity deals.
Once a lesser known firm in US life sciences investing, Vivo Capital has emerged as a global leader in biopharmaceutical and medtech start-ups, raising a $750 million fund that will be invested in the US, Europe, and China.
Robert Greenberg, MD, hadn’t served as a CEO prior to taking the post at Second Sight, didn’t even post any significant executive experience. But he did have some success as an entrepreneur prior to joining the company.