Second Sight Medical Products Inc. will be featured on HBO’s documentary series VICE in an episode titled “Beating Blindness,” scheduled to air Feb. 26.
After the company made the announcement on its website, the Sylmar biotech’s stock price jumped more than 15 percent and traded above $5 for the first time since early January.
Second Sight produces the Argus II, a device that uses an implant and camera to restore some functional vision to blind individuals.
HBO did not specifically name Second Sight in its preview for the episode but does show company products in the promotional clip.
Shares closed up 92 cents, or 21 percent, to $5.29 on the Nasdaq.