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


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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