Funding for this research was provided by:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (PR1248/2-2)
EYEnovativ Förderpreis 2012
LISA Seedfinancing, Austrian Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth
Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG
Panoptes Pharma GmbH
Received: 10 November 2017
Accepted: 2 February 2018
First Online: 21 February 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The use of PBL from anonymized human donors with informed consent was approved by the ethics committee of the University Hospital, LMU Munich, Germany, and complied with the Declaration of Helsinki.The isolation of primary human RPE cells from human cadaver eyes (anonymized donors) for scientific purposes was approved by the ethics committee of the Land Oberoesterreich. Proper consent and approval of the relatives was obtained, and the methods for securing human tissue were humane and complied with the Declaration of Helsinki. Human postmortem donor eyes were obtained from the Eye Bank of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Linz General Hospital (Linz, Austria).
: Not applicable.
: The study was supported by a grant from Panoptes Pharma GmbH (GW). FO and SS are employees of Panoptes Pharma GmbH. The other authors do not have any competing interests regarding this project.
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