Retina Implant

Retina Implant AG is the leading developer of subretinal implants for partially sighted and blind patients. After extensive research with German university hospitals and institutes which began with a large grant from the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education in 1996, Retina Implant AG was founded by Dr. Eberhart Zrenner and his colleagues in 2003 with private investors with the goal of developing the first fully-functioning electronic retinal implant to restore useful vision to the blind. Retina Implant began implanting in human patients in 2005, and has started a second clinical trial this year.
Company Growth (employees)
Reutlingen, DE
Size (employees)
3 (est)
Retina Implant was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Reutlingen, DE

Retina Implant Office Locations

Retina Implant has an office in Reutlingen
Reutlingen, DE (HQ)
8 Gerhard-Kindler-Straße

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$46.4 m

Latest funding size

$28.4 m

Time since last funding

over 1 year


Retina Implant's latest funding round in February 2016 was reported to be $28.4 m. In total, Retina Implant has raised $46.4 m

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