A promising future in academia and business beckoned Majid Abbasi. His research on how welding affects the properties of steel earned him a doctorate from Brigham Young University and a job offer from the University of Alabama. He was also seeking to patent and commercialize a technique he’d invented to improve cleaning of contact lenses.
Google Inc. sent employees with ties to its secretive X research group to meet with U.S. regulators who oversee medical devices, raising the possibility of a new product that may involve biosensors from the unit that developed computerized glasses.
Johnson & Johnson, the world’s biggest health-care products company, is bolstering its medical device presence in China as some companies struggle with government rules in one of the world’s fastest growing markets.
Novartis AG ’s Ciba Vision unit asked a U.K. appeals court to reverse a ruling in an infringement lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson that its European patent for extended-wear contact lenses is invalid.