Pixium logs German reimbursement win for Iris II ‘bionic eye’

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Pixium logs German reimbursement win for Iris II 'bionic eye'Pixium Vision (EPA:PIX) said today that its Iris II ‘bionic eye’ won NUB 1 reimbursement status from the German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System.

The company’s epi-retinal implant has 150 electrodes and a bio-inspired camera intended for patients who have lost sight due to retinitis pigmentosa. A computer processes images captured by the camera and transmits the data into a signal that’s transferred back and projected onto the intraocular implant. The incoming signal stimulates the optic nerve and generates images that the brain can interpret as visual signals.

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DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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