Second Sight Rallies On Positive Results For Visual Prosthesis: Second Sight, which makes implantable visual prosthetics that are intended to create an artificial form of useful vision for blind individuals, announced two-year results for the early feasibility study of its Orion Visual Cortical Prosthesis.
After a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the study has resumed and subjects are still enrolled.
The company noted that recent visual function and functional vision results continue to demonstrate that a majority of participants benefit from Orion. There has been only one serious adverse event early in the Study. The event was completely resolved without hospitalization, the company added.
Second Sight shares were soaring 33.96% to $6.70.
Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit Now Available On Amazon: Lucira said its LUCIRA CHECK IT COVID-19 test kit is now available on Amazon, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) in the US.
Each test kit, according to the company, provides a PCR quality test result at home in 30 minutes or less. After testing, users can also receive a free, text-based digital LUCI PASS verified test result on their phone for work or travel. The product costs $55 and includes free standard shipping.
Lucira focuses on developing and commercializing infectious disease test kits.
Lucira shares were rallying 17.09% to $5.96.
Ra Medical Jumps: Medical device company Ra Medical reported a narrower-than-expected loss of $2.48 million and better-than-expected revenues of $1.1 million for the first quarter.
The company, which commercializes excimer lasers and catheters for the treatment of vascular and dermatological diseases, noted an improvement in dermatology revenues, as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
It also said it has completed in-house real-time aging tests that support a shelf life of at least six months for next-generation DABRA catheters.
The company reported cash and cash equivalents of $16.0 million as of March 31.
Ra Medical shares were rising 42.47% to R$4.73.
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