The 2020 results from trials of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device MINIjectTM will be presented at the upcoming European Glaucoma Society (EGS) annual meeting on 12-13 December. The consistently positive data showed outstanding results of intraocular pressure (IOP) and medication reduction in patients with open angle glaucoma, and a positive safety profile across trials.
The final two-year outcomes from the STAR-I clinical trial will be presented by Professor Doctor Philippe Denis, one of the trial investigators and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology of Croix-Rousse University Hospital of Lyon, France. The one-year data from the European STAR-II trial will be presented by Professor Doctor Katrin Lorenz, Head of the Clinical Study Center at the Eye Clinic, Mainz University Medical Centre, Germany.
“In 2020, the STAR-I and STAR-II results brought very promising news in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. They consistently confirmed that MINIject is a remarkably effective treatment option for patients, while maintaining very positive safety outcomes,” explained Professor Denis, who was also an investigator in the STAR-II trial. “These data bring promise that soon an optimal, effective and longer-lasting treatment for patients with glaucoma may be possible, while avoiding the risks associated with more invasive eye surgery,” he added.
Both data sets will be presented as on-demand video presentations during the congress and will be available to attendees for three months, and permanently to EGS members. To register: http://www.egs2020.org/node/14
MINIjectTM, iSTAR Medical’s minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device, has been presented as part of the ‘Emerging Technologies’ session at the prestigious 2020 virtual Interventional Glaucoma Congress (IGC) meeting. Dr Paul Singh, who presented iSTAR Medical’s technology, is a glaucoma specialist, President of The Eye Centers of Racine & Kenosha (Wisconsin, USA) and one of the implanting surgeons in MINIject trials.
“MINIject is able to maintain significant intraocular pressure reduction in the longer-term, with a reassuring safety profile, thanks to its innovative bio-integration and anti-inflammatory properties,” he explained. “The results seen so far in over 130 patients are certainly promising, particularly considering these results are achieved in a standalone procedure,” he added.
The IGC meeting is an invitation-only, think tank–style meeting for glaucoma specialists to exchange ideas on innovations and advanced practices for improved patient care. It is chaired by glaucoma specialists Doctors Ike Ahmed, Rick Lewis, and Arsham Sheybani.
iSTAR Medical has been awarded the 2020 BVA Venture Company of the Year at the BVA Award virtual ceremony today. The BVA Award is organised by the Belgian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association to reward and celebrate high-performing Belgian companies backed by private equity or venture capital funds.
“We are honoured and excited by the BVA award recognition. We have come a long way since MINIject was implanted in the first patient in 2017, thanks to our investors who believed in the technology and made it possible. MINIject has now been implanted in over 130 patients and its remarkable results are a game changer for patients with glaucoma,” stated Michel Vanbrabant, iSTAR Medical CEO.
iSTAR Medical is a medtech company pioneering minimally-invasive ophthalmic implants for powerful, safe and enduring treatment of patients with glaucoma. The company is headquartered in Wavre, Belgium.