Pixium Vision, a retinal implant developer looking to restore vision in the blind, has raised €15m ($20.3m) in series A backing in a round led by venture firm Sofinnova Partners.

The Université Pierre et Marie Curie spin-out also attracted support from venture firms Bpifrance and Abingworth, as well as private equity firm Omnes Capital. Along with the financing, Antoine Papiernik of Soinnova and Chahra Louafi from Bpifrance joined the Pixium Board of Directors.

Pixium, which was founded in 2011 between…

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