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Transcend Medical, Inc., based in Menlo Park (CA, USA), is focused on the development of minimally invasive technologies for the treatment of glaucoma, the leading cause of adult irreversible blindness (over 60 million people worldwide are afflicted with glaucoma). Flagship product of company, the CyPass Micro-Stent®, is an intraocular implant designed to drain fluid from the anterior chamber to the suprachoroidal space thereby lowering intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma.
The CyPass Micro-Stent® is the first supraciliary micro-stent to target the suprachoroidal space, providing ophthalmic surgeons with a new tool to access a part of one of the natural drainage systems in the eye. When implanted, it may reduce or eliminate the need for hypotensive glaucoma medications. The device may also be implanted concurrently with cataract surgery.
The CyPass Micro-Stent® has the CE Mark and is available in select geographies. It is currently undergoing clinical evaluation in the US in one of the largest glaucoma device trials to date.
Transcend Medical , Inc. was acquired by Alcon in February 2016.
NovaDigm Therapeutics, a company developing innovative immunotherapeutics and preventative vaccines for fungal and bacterial infections, today announced the initiation of a Phase 2a study evaluating NDV-3A for the reduction of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) colonization in a high-risk population of military trainees. The study is being conducted with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and is enrolling U.S. Army Infantry trainees at Fort Benning, GA. NDV-3A is the company’s lead development candidate to potentially treat antimicrobial resistant fungal and bacterial pathogens.
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