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Salutaris Medical Devices Receives 510(k) Clearance from U.S. FDA for 
SMD-Sr90-DA Radionuclide Brachytherapy Source

Salutaris Medical Devices, Inc. (SalutarisMD®) has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their
SMD-Sr90-DA™ Radionuclide Brachytherapy Source (RBS). The SMD-Sr90-DA™ RBS device is indicated for episcleral brachytherapy. The device is intended for use within a manual brachytherapy applicator system.

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Salutaris Medical Devices Achieves ISO 13485 Certification

Today, Salutaris Medical Devices, Inc. (SalutarisMD®) announced it has received ISO 13485:2003 certification, an internationally recognized standard for medical device quality systems, marking completion of a critical step in efforts towards commercialization of the SalutarisMD technology for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD).

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SalutarisMD to Introduce its New Generation Medical Device for wet AMD Therapy at Ophthalmology Futures European Forum

Today, Salutaris Medical Devices (SalutarisMD®) announced that during its upcoming presentation at the Ophthalmology Futures European Forum on September 8, the Company will introduce its new generation, commercial ready, episcleral brachytherapy applicator system.

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Salutaris Medical Devices™ Winner of Arizona Innovation Challenge

Salutaris Medical Devices, Inc. (SalutarisMD®) is pleased to report that we are a winner of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC).

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Salutaris Medical Devices™ Wet AMD Distance of Choroid Study Presented at ARVO 2016

Today results from the Salutaris Medical Devices, Inc. (SalutarisMD®) wet age-related Macular Degeneration (wet AMD) Distance of Choroid Study (DOCS) were featured in two presentations at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc. (ARVO) Annual Meeting.

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EyewireToday

Hoya Group Invests in SalutarisMD Wet AMD Therapy Technology

HOYA Group announced today that it has closed financing in Salutaris Medical Devices (SalutarisMD®). SalutarisMD will use the funding to further its growth strategy in developing its patented medical device designed for minimally invasive therapy of wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD).

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SalutarisMD Wet AMD Choroidal Distance Study Results Previewed at Ophthalmology Futures Forum Europe 2014

At the Ophthalmology Futures Forum Europe 2014 today, initial results were previewed from a Salutaris Medical Devices, Ltd. (SalutarisMD®) sponsored observational study conducted at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This study is a forerunner to upcoming multi-center interventional studies to be led by Moorfields.

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OCULAR SURGERY NEWS

SalutarisMD begins enrollment in wet AMD study

Salutaris Medical Devices has begun enrollment in a sponsored observational study to advance the research and development of a novel medical device for use in the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration, according to a company press release.

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American Foundation for the Blind

Three New Techniques for Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people age 65 and older. Currently, an estimated 13 million people in the US have AMD, and the problem is expected to grow as the population ages. One large study found that people in middle age have about a 2-percent risk of developing AMD. However, by age 75, this risk increases to nearly 30 percent.

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OCULAR SURGERY NEWS

Minimally invasive brachytherapy device shows promising results for wet AMD

A minimally invasive retrobulbarepiscleral brachytherapy device improved vision in patients with age-related macular degeneration, manufacturer Salutaris Medical Devices announced in a news release.

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REUTERS

SalutarisMD Data for Wet AMD Treatment with Long Term Positive Outcomes Presented at EURETINA Congress

At the 13th EURETINA Congress yesterday, results were presented from a cohort study evaluating the use of a minimally invasive retrobulbar episcleral brachytherapy device developed by Salutaris Medical Devices, Ltd. (SalutarisMD®) to treat wet AMD (age-related macular degeneration), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness.

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Market Watch

SalutarisMD Data for Wet AMD Treatment with Long Term Positive Outcomes Presented at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress

At The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress yesterday, results were presented from a cohort study evaluating the use of a minimally invasive retrobulbar episcleral brachytherapy device developed by Salutaris Medical Devices, Ltd. (SalutarisMD®) to treat Wet AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness.

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SalutarisMD Presents Data for Wet AMD Treatment with Long Term Positive Outcomes at ARVO

At the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc. (ARVO) Annual Meeting yesterday, Kamaljit Balaggan, BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCOphth, PhD, Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust in London, presented results from a cohort study evaluating the use of a minimally invasive retrobulbar episcleral brachytherapy device developed by Salutaris Medical Devices (SalutarisMD(TM)) to treat Wet AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness.

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PHARMACY CHOICE

Salutaris Medical Devices Assigned Patent

Salutaris Medical Devices, Tucson, Ariz., has been assigned a patent (8,430,804) developed by four co-inventors for “methods and devices for minimally-invasive extraocular delivery of radiation to the posterior portion of the eye.”


RETINA TODAY

Moorfields Eye Hospital and SalutarisMD To Collaborate on Treatment for Wet AMD

Moorfields Eye Hospital will collaborate with Salutaris Medical Devices (SalutarisMD) to advance the research and development of a novel medical device for use in the treatment of wet AMD, according to a news release. The device reportedly allows the application of brachytherapy through the posterior sclera, avoiding the need for more invasive surgery or complex therapeutic machines.

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Moorfields Eye Hospital

Moorfields Eye Hospital Announces Vision Research Collaboration on Novel Treatment for Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration

Moorfields Eye Hospital is to collaborate with Salutaris Medical Devices, Ltd (SalutarisMD™) to advance the research and development of a novel medical device for use in the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The device enables retinal specialists to administer high precision localised radiation therapy to the back of a patient’s eyes to stem vision loss.

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BIOOPTICS WORLD

SalutarisMD Presents Data for Promising Device to
Treat Wet AMD at ASTRO Annual Meeting

At the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting yesterday, Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD, Professor and Head, University of Arizona Department of Radiation Oncology and The University of Arizona Cancer Center, presented results from a cohort study evaluating use of a minimally invasive retrobulbar episcleral brachytherapy device developed by Salutaris Medical Devices (SalutarisMD™) to treat wet AMD (age-related macular degeneration), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness.

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OCULAR SURGERY NEWS

Encouraging early outcomes shown for minimally invasive radiation therapy

A new investigative therapy to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration demonstrated encouraging results in a phase 1 evaluation, according to a presentation at Retina 2012.

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SalutarisMD Announces Positive Case Report of a New Investigational Wet AMD Therapy at ARVO

Positive results from a trial of episcleral brachytherapy to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) were presented today at the ARVO Drug and Gene Delivery to the Back of the Eye Conference. The case reported was drawn from a Phase 1 study to assess the safety of this new investigational therapy for the leading cause of vision loss and blindness. Salutaris Medical Devices, Inc. (SalutarisMD™) developed the device and sponsored the study.

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UA News

Device Designed to Treat a Leading Cause of Blindness

Every year, more than 200,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in Americans age 60 or older. There is no known cure for the disease, which can lead to partial or complete vision loss. But a new investigational device, invented by a University of Arizona professor, could dramatically change the way the degenerative disease is treated.

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SalutarisMD Presents Dosimetry Data for Promising
Device to Treat Leading Cause of Blindness at AAPM Annual Meeting

At the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting yesterday, Russell J. Hamilton, PhD, Professor and Physics Section Head, University of Arizona Department of Radiation Oncology, reviewed dosimetry data for a minimally invasive episcleral brachytherapy device developed by Salutaris Medical Devices, Inc. (SalutarisMD™) to treat wet AMD (age-related macular degeneration), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness.

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RETINAL PHYSICIAN

Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Exudative AMD

Epimacular brachytherapy is still alive, and X-ray irradiation may provide yet another radiation modality for AMD

By Darius M. Moshfeghi, MD

It seems that every five years or so, radiation therapy is revisited as a possible therapy for ocular disease, particularly for the treatment of choroidal neovascularization. We are currently in the middle of another one of these periods, and it is appropriate to review the rationale and technology and to ask when we may expect to get some answers.

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OCULAR SURGERY NEWS

Episcleral brachytherapy may present minimally invasive treatment option for AMD

Episcleral brachytherapy safely treated choroidal neovascularization in a phase 1 clinical study, the trial’s lead investigator said here. Reid Schindler, MD, presented results at Retina 2012 from a 90-day study of six patients with classic or occult neovascular lesions who were treated with non-invasive episcleral brachytherapy. In episcleral brachytherapy, using indirect ophthalmoscopy to view the macula, the surgeon places a transilluminated probe behind the posterior sclera and applies 24 Gy of radiation.

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SalutarisMD Announces Positive Study Results for a New Investigational Wet AMD Therapy

At Retina Meeting 2012 today, Reid Schindler, M.D., presented positive Phase I data from a human study designed to assess a new investigational therapy to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness. Salutaris Medical Devices, Inc. (SalutarisMD™) developed the minimally invasive device and sponsored the study.

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BIOOPTICS WORLD

Wet AMD therapy study using fiber-optic light device yields positive results

At the Retina Meeting 2012 (Maui, HI) held recently, Reid Schindler, MD, presented positive Phase I data from a human study assessing a new, minimally invasive device to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), which causes vision loss and blindness. Salutaris Medical Devices (SalutarisMD; Tucson, AZ) developed the device — which incorporates a fiber-optic light tip — and sponsored the study.

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