Pixium Vision Gets Green Light for US Study of PRIMA Retinal Implant in Atrophic Dry AMD

January 5, 2018: By Jon Swedien

Pixium VisionPixium Vision has received approval from the US FDA to begin a clinical feasibility study for PRIMA, a miniaturized wireless photovoltaic subretinal implant, in patients with atrophic dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the company announced Jan. 4.

The clinical feasibility study for the PRIMA implant will be conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pixium said. It will recruit up to five patients with vision loss resulting from atrophic dry AMD. The primary endpoint is restoration of visual perception and safety at a 12-month follow-up, with a longer-term follow-up at 36 months, Pixium said.

The Paris-based company said it expects to start the US study in the first half of 2018.

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