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Ellex Medical Lasers promotes glaucoma surgery device in China

Ellex Medical Lasers (ASX:ELX) has commenced clinical training of physicians in China in the use of the Ellex iTrack™ minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device.
Ellex Medical Lasers promotes glaucoma surgery device in China
Ellex Medical Lasers promotes glaucoma surgery device in China

iTrack is an illuminated, micron-scale microcatheter, which enables physicians to perform canaloplasty for glaucoma patients.

This is the first program of clinical training in China for physicians in the ab interno canaloplasty (ABiC) technique using iTrack.

To date, sales in China have been limited because only the more complex ABiC surgery technique has been marketed.

Ellex’s program in China to relaunch iTrack for the simpler, faster ABiC technique is expected to be well received.

The training programs will be conducted at leading hospitals and teaching institutions in Shanghai and Beijing during 12-17 December 2016.

It is worth noting that Ellex iTrack™ is the only MIGS device in the world currently approved by the Chinese medical device regulatory authority for sale in China.

The current spend in China for the treatment of eye diseases is expected to double over the next five years, growing at a CAGR of 15% to reach US$5.3 billion per annum by 2021.

This growing demand, combined with strong global interest in MIGS, offers a favourable market outlook for Ellex iTrack.

Earlier this month, Ellex raised $10.3 million from a placement of shares with Australian and New Zealand investors, at $1.46 per share.

The funds will be used to accelerate the development of the company’s MIGS business focussed on the U.S. and Chinese markets.

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