News & Views

  • Automated Opthalmic Laser Technology attracts Investors
    Fabrice Romano

Automated Opthalmic Laser Technology attracts Investors

Oct 18 2019 Read 282 Times

Surgical ophthalmology equipment specialist Keranova has raised second round funding of €24M ($26.5M), to advance development of its robotized procedures for cataract surgery. Prompted by its long-standing shareholders Mérieux Equity Partners and Supernova Invest, along with new investors, Financière Arbevel, Tourrette Investissement and other international partners, the funding will also be used to obtain the necessary Regulatory Authorisation to take the technology to market as a first leading commercial application for the company. It is envisaged that the ultra-fast robotized procedure for cataracts could, at a later stage, tackle refractory problems, such as myopia and astigmatism. 
Founded in 2016, Keranova raised €4M ($4.4M) during a first round of financing, to which Bpifrance added €1M ($1.1M). The first clinical prototype for a robotized laser, designed and developed by the company in Saint-Etienne, France, was produced through a series of major innovations protected by 11 patent families. The device successfully treated its first patients in December 2018.

“We are extremely proud to have succeeded in producing such a revolutionary machine in such a short amount of time and are very pleased to have attracted new financial partners,” said Fabrice Romano, CEO and founder of Keranova. “We are very grateful to them and are eager to promote this innovative surgical equipment as the new gold standard in anterior eye segment surgery.”

Reader comments

Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.

Post a Comment

Digital Edition

Labmate UK & Ireland April 2020

April 2020

In This Edition Articles - Export experts talk Corona Virus - Automated cell counting shouldn’t cost the earth Laboratory Products - Spectrophotometer Linearity Validation - Analysi...

View all digital editions



Apr 13 2020 Casablanca, Morocco

AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo - EVENT CANCELLED

Apr 26 2020 Montreal, Quebec, Canada


May 03 2020 Dublin, Ireland


May 12 2020 Oklahoma, USA

View all events