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New research network at McMaster aims to build a better eye
Date:9/24/2009

dministrative centre will be based, Queen's University, University of Toronto, and the University of Waterloo.

The 10 industrial partners are: Alimera Sciences, CIBA Vision Corporation, Custom Contact Lenses, Fovea Pharmaceuticals, iCo Therapeutics, Rimon Therapeutics, Siltech Corporation, Take Control Cosmedix, Vista Optics Limited, and Walsh Medical Devices.

It is estimated that 30 to 40 post-doctoral fellows, 35 to 45 graduate students and more than 60 summer students will be trained through the network over the five-year funding period.

"There is a lot of innovative and promising work being done in universities to address disorders of the eye and other conditions," said Michael May, president, Rimon Therapeutics Ltd. and a member of the board of directors. "This network provides an ideal forum to bring key players together and move solutions into the market as quickly as possible."


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Contact: Gene Nakonechny
genen@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140 x26781
McMaster University
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