Bausch + Lomb completes Technolas Perfect Vision buyout

Eye health company Bausch + Lomb (Rochester, NY) has officially acquired ophthalmology laser developer and maker Technolas Perfect Vision (Munich, Germany). The new entity will be known as Bausch + Lomb Technolas, which will continue to develop and commercialize surgical laser technology in the ophthalmic field.

Bausch + Lomb originally announced its intent to purchase all outstanding and unowned shares of Technolas Perfect Vision in November 2012. Technolas Perfect Vision was established in 2009 through a joint venture between Bausch + Lomb and 20/10 PERFECT VISION AG to develop and sell advanced refractive and cataract technologies. Financial details of the acquisition are not being disclosed.

The Technolas Perfect Vision team will become part of Bausch + Lomb’s Surgical business, and its femtosecond and excimer laser platforms for cataract and refractive surgery will broaden the company’s product portfolio and new product pipeline.

Since December 2011, the two companies have been co-promoting the VICTUS femtosecond laser platform, which performs both cataract and refractive procedures.  The platform received marketing approval from regulatory authorities in Europe in late 2011 and received key clearances from the FDA in July 2012. Technolas Perfect Vision is also developing excimer lasers for advanced refractive procedures and in the EU is commercializing SUPRACOR, a new technology for the treatment of presbyopia.


Follow us on Twitter, 'like' us on Facebook, and join our group on LinkedIn

Subscribe now to BioOptics World magazine; it's free!

Get All the BioOptics World News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to BioOptics World Magazine or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now
Related Articles

Eye test that pairs two in vivo imaging methods may detect Parkinson's earlier

A low-cost, noninvasive eye test pairs two in vivo imaging methods to help detect Parkinson's before clinical symptoms appear.

Lightweight handheld probe for OCT provides insight into children's retinas

A handheld device is capable of capturing OCT images of a retina with cellular resolution in infants and toddlers.

NeuroVision receives $10M in financing for optical imaging device to detect Alzheimer's

NeuroVision Imaging has raised Series B financing for its optical imaging device to detect and monitor Alzheimer's disease early.  

Optical elastography method targets corneal disease, with implications for other eye diseases

Optical elastography could lead to more effective therapies for degenerative corneal disease and other eye diseases.


Neuro15 exhibitors meet exacting demands: Part 2

Increasingly, neuroscientists are working with researchers in disciplines such as chemistry and p...

Why be free?

A successful career contributed to keeping OpticalRayTracer—an optical design software program—fr...

LASER Munich 2015 is bio-bent

LASER World of Photonics 2015 included the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics among its si...

White Papers

Understanding Optical Filters

Optical filters can be used to attenuate or enhance an image, transmit or reflect specific wavele...

How can I find the right digital camera for my microscopy application?

Nowadays, image processing is found in a wide range of optical microscopy applications. Examples ...



Twitter- BioOptics World

Copyright © 2007-2016. PennWell Corporation, Tulsa, OK. All Rights Reserved.PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS