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VisionCare Announces Close of Series E Expansion Financing and Board Changes
Date:1/22/2012

2010 as a Venture Partner in the life sciences team, focusing on the medical device and biopharmaceuticals sectors. Prior to Pitango, Dr. Israeli was the Director of Business Development and Marketing at Medtronic Ventor Technologies and Vice President, Medical Affairs at Rythmia Medical, Inc.  He also held positions in corporate and market development at Medtronic, Inc.   Dr. Israeli holds a medical degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He serves as a board observer at APOS Medical and Sports Technologies.

Dr. Avni is a Partner at Giza Venture Capital joining the firm in 2008.   He focuses on investments in life science and cleantech sectors. Dr. Avni holds bachelor and medical degrees from Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel and is a medical practitioner with clinical experience in general and vascular surgery.  He conducted clinical research in the area of human genetics prior to entering the venture capital field.  Dr. Avni serves on the Board of Directors of Navotek, Mitralign, LifeBond, and IceCure and co-lead the investments in Solapoint, Danen, and Aleees.

Agate Medical Investments LP, Tel Aviv, is a leading Israeli investor in advanced stage medical devices technologies, with nine portfolio companies, and a pioneer investor in specialized healthcare services in emerging markets. Agate was established in 2007 by Dani Naveh former Israel's Minister of Health and Cabinet Secretary.  www.agate-invest.com/.

About VisionCare's Telescope Implant
The Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) is designed to improve vision and quality of life in patients with end-stage AMD. Smaller than a pea, the telescope is implanted in one eye in an outpatient surgical procedure.

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