An Israeli ophthalmic medical solution company have announced it has completed the pre-clinical stage of its revolutionary cornea implant and the first synthetic, non-degradable scleral patch.
The new technology, which also includes a glaucoma drainage device will be showcased for the first time at the 37th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, in Paris, France.
The technology was developed by CorNeat, who’s synthetic biology technology enables its ophthalmic implants to completely and permanently integrate with surrounding tissue. This is done using a synthetic and non-degradable extra cellular matrix (ECM) that provides structural support to surrounding cells and stimulates their growth and proliferation into the implants.
“We couple innovative ideas and tissue integration capability to create solutions serving to replace damaged biological organs and tissue or repair their function,” noted Almog Aley-Raz, CorNeat CEO & VP R&D. “We are excited to have completed the pre-clinical trial phase with our first two products – the CorNeat KPro and CorNeat EverPatch – and are looking forward to the initiation and successful completion of clinical trials. We invite all interested ophthalmologists and potential business partners to visit the CorNeat Vision booth #D134 at the 37th Congress of ESCRS in Paris to hear about our solutions, view the CorNeat KPro surgery movie which will be presented at the event’s video awards session, and learn more about our successful animal study featured in the Congress’ Poster Village.”
“CorNeat Vision brings new materials, ideas, and surgical techniques to the ophthalmic practice that address unmet needs,” added Prof. Ehud Assia M.D., Director of the Center for Applied Eye Research at Israel’s Meir Hospital and Medical Director of the Ein Tal Eye Center, a serial ophthalmic innovator and the 37th Congress of the ESCRS keynote speaker (Binkhorst Medal Lecture), and Chairman of CorNeat Vision’s Advisory Board. “The results obtained by the CorNeat Vision team led by their Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gilad Litvin, in the pre-clinical studies are extremely promising. I look forward to the clinical trials of the CorNeat EverPatch and the CorNeat KPro and trust that the studies, planned with leading colleagues in Israel, US, Canada, France, and China, will prove their high safety profile and demonstrate the superior efficacy of these two innovations.”