Topcon Healthcare acquires VISIA Imaging


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Acquisition Expands Topcon’s Product Offering and Manufacturing Capabilities in Previous Segment Market

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TOKYO – Topcon Corporation, a leading provider of medical devices and software solutions for the global eye care community, today announced the acquisition of VISIA Imaging Srl, an ophthalmic device manufacturer headquartered in Florence , in Italy.

Acquisition enhances Topcon’s development and manufacturing capabilities of earlier segment devices and software, which complement the company’s strong portfolio of posterior segment imaging devices which includes background cameras and optical coherence tomography (OCT). The acquisition further strengthens Topcon’s position as a leading manufacturer of ophthalmic diagnostic devices.

Founded in 1993, VISIA specializes in the design, development and manufacture of hardware and software for the anterior segment. For many years, Topcon has been a distributor of VISIA technology, including the CC-100 Series Visual Acuity Cards, CA-800 Corneal Topographer / Analyzer, MYAH Corneal Biometer / Topographer, and Aladdin Biometer. The acquisition of VISIA will allow Topcon to create additional synergies within the company’s product portfolio, expand its product offering and strengthen the Topcon Healthcare brand.

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In addition, the acquisition gives Topcon Healthcare additional product design and development capabilities that will accelerate new product release and enable the company to better meet market needs. In particular, the acquisition of VISIA will enable Topcon to address the growing myopia epidemic by focusing on the development of myopia management solutions and strengthening collaborations with companies in the field of myopia treatment. .

“With the integration of two companies, one Japanese and one Italian, with strengths in optical design, mechanical engineering and manufacturing of medical devices, we continue to recognize our belief in improving the combined synergistic effect. to the values ​​of true reliability and innovative technology of Topcon and VISIA. I am very excited about a successful future in business with our ideal partner, ”said Fumio Ohue, Managing Director of Topcon Corporation.

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“I am very happy that VISIA Imaging is part of Topcon Healthcare and very excited for the next chapter in our long relationship. VISIA Imaging focuses on the development and manufacture of HW / SW solutions for eye care with great expertise in the anterior segment. I am confident in launching wonderful new products to help Topcon become a market leader in myopia management and to increase Topcon’s presence in cataract surgery with Premium IOL calculus ”, summarized Alessandro Foggi, CEO by VISIA.

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Topcon Corporation Eye Care
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