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Global Device Approvals, Weekly Snapshot: May 28-June 3, 2018

A snapshot of global medical device and diagnostics approvals recorded during the past week in Medtech Insight's Approvals Tracker.

Approvals Innovation

NuLens Ltd.

Today, most of the accommodating and multifocal IOLs that address presbyopia share one thing in common: they are placed, as are the standard lenses used in routine cataract procedures, inside the capsular bag, a thin membrane surrounding the eye's natural lens. It's becoming increasingly apparent that over time, the capsular bag undergoes changes that compromise visual results. NuLens came up with the idea of not using the capsular bag as the housing for the accommodating lens.
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Visiogen Inc.

Visiogen Inc.'s Synchrony accommodating intraocular lens has dual optics, meaning that the ciliary muscles don't have to move it as much as other IOLs. The result, the company claims, is more accommodative power that translates into better vision at all distances. Like all IOL makers, Visiogen's point-of-entry will be cataract surgery, but it is eyeing the large presbyopia market.

Presbyopia at Arm's Length

VCs have funded at least a dozen start-ups working in presbyopia, including C&C Vision, whose founder Stuart Cumming has been quietly working on an accomodating intraocular lens for more than ten years. With the FDA's Ophthalmic Devices Panel unanimously recommending premarket approval of C&C Vision's CrystaLens accommodating intraocular lens for cataract patients, his firm is very close to being able to reap a first-mover advantage in this new market.
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