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Retina Implant AG Clinical Trial Results Presented at the 2013 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
Date:11/18/2013

g was quite an honor," said Dr. Katarina Stingl, clinical scientist from the Centre for Ophthalmology, University of Tuebingen, Germany. "After years of research we are finally able to provide a path to restore parts of functional vision for people suffering from end-stage retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative disease that most often leads to blindness. It's been thrilling to be part of this ground breaking research, and it's a privilege to share our learnings with my esteemed peers."

"A lot of progress has been made in the decade since Retina Implant was born. Our success is due, in large part, to outstanding researchers, like Dr. Stingl, who have led our clinical trials," said Walter-G Wrobel, CEO of Retina Implant AG. "Our immediate focus is to expand access to our technology within the European Union as well in other parts of the world, including working with the FDA to approve a trial in the U.S."

The Alpha IMS is a 3x3 mm2 wireless subretinal microchip with 1,500 electrodes implanted below the retina, specifically in the macular region. The Alpha IMS provides artificial vision in implanted patients partly by taking over, in part, the function of the photoreceptors within the eye and transmitting the visual image in the form of electrical signals to the bipolar cells.

About Retinitis Pigmentosa
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is one of the most common forms of inherited retinal degenerations affecting 1.5 million worldwide. A progressive condition that gets worse over time, RP typically causes severe vision problems in adulthood. Retinal implants represent promise for enabling RP patients to regain functional sight.

About Retina Implant AG
Retina Implant AG is the leading developer of subretinal implants for partially sighted and blind patients. After extensive research with German university hospitals and institutes which began with a large grant from the G
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