Degenerative eye diseases occur when light-sensitive cells called rods and cones, which are located in the retina at the back of the eye, start to die. Photograph: iStock

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Ivan Coulter from Sigmoid Pharma, winner of the inaugural ‘Innovation of the Year’ Award and also named winner of the Application of R&D Category.

“Innovation . . . is the application of imagination. There are plenty of success stories . . . but that’s the easy pill to swallow. The bitter one is (...)