TAMPA, Fla., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Guard Biosciences, LLC (PGBio) is pleased to announce the winner of the second PGBio Innovation in Ophthalmology Award. This award was created by PGBio to assist entrepreneurs in the area of ophthalmology with financial help as well as assistance with strategic planning.
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The award recipient was chosen based on novelty of the medical research, and the ability of the project to improve the quality of life of patients. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $10,000. In addition to the cash prize, the award recipient will receive assistance by the PGBio team with the development of a business plan.
The winner of the 2017 award is project team for the Cornea Dome Lens, an innovative diagnostic kit designed to capture high resolution photographs of the entire ocular surface. This kit can be used to diagnose, monitor and prevent corneal and conjunctival pathologies, which affect more than 20 Million patients per year. The Cornea Dome Lens team includes Dr. Bernhard Steger, Dr. Vito Romano and Ms. Giulia Angi.
"We were very pleased with the reception of this award in the ophthalmic community. We received application packages from all over the world covering technologies addressing unmet medical needs across the spectrum of ophthalmology" said Barry Butler, CEO of Point Guard Biosciences. "It was a very difficult decision for the judges and there were several packages deserving of the prize. We congratulate the Cornea Dome Lens team for being chosen from such a strong field of applicants."
About Point Guard Biosciences
Point Guard Biosciences is devoted to finding, funding and developing innovative technologies in the areas of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The staff of PGBio has extensive experiences developing ophthalmic products, raising venture capital and managing start-up companies.
PGBio is a member of the Point Guard Partners (PGP) Family of companies. Other companies in the PGP family include Oculos Clinical Research, a full service ophthalmology-focused CRO and Oculos Consulting, which provides regulatory affairs and CMC consulting services to ophthalmic companies.
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