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Keeping the patient at the center is just as important in the development of high-risk innovations that serve unmet needs as it is for all other medtech solutions. That is the view of Pixium Vision CEO Khalid Ishaque, whose company is on the cusp of taking many dry-AMD sufferers out of blindness with artificial bionic vision technology. It recently performed the first successful human implantation and activation of its Prima implant.
Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced in February 2017.
This month's roundup also records a second tie-up between Florida State and Spotlight Innovations, while Taiwan's Lin Biosciences licenses global rights to a CDC7 kinase inhibitor from Columbia and Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Inspire Medical System Inc.’s new Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation system offers a new treatment option for the estimated one million patients in the US diagnosed with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea who are unable to tolerate continuous positive airway pressure.
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