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Carl Zeiss Meditec’s Taylor takes helm at VC-backed eye firm

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Jim Taylor has joined Oraya Therapeutics, a clinical-stage company developing a radiosurgical system for treating eye disorders, as president and CEO. Mr Taylor has over 25 years’ experience in the medtech industry, of which a significant part was in the ophthalmic sector. Before joining Newark, California-based Oraya, he led ophthalmic diagnostic and treatment systems manufacturer Carl Zeiss Meditec for seven years. Prior to that, he was president of Coherent Medical Group's ophthalmic and surgical lasers business. The appointment of Mr Taylor follows shortly after Oraya raised $42m in series C financing to expand international trials of its treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration.

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