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Alcon said last month that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its AcrySof IQ PanOptix trifocal intraocular lens.
The lens is indicated for use in patients undergoing cataract surgery who need treatment for near, intermediate, and distance vision needs with a single lens, the Switzerland-based company said. Read more
U.K.-based startup Cambridge Medical Robotics said it is tilting at a growing robotic surgery market and taking aim at market leader Intuitive Surgical, according to an interview with Business Weekly.
The startup said it is developing a “next-generation universal robotic system for minimal access – or keyhole – surgery,” and aims to make it more affordable by broadening the range of procedures that can be performed robotically. Read more
B. Braun Medical said that its Avitum AG dialyis subsidiary acquired Lauer Membran Wassertechnik, which makes the Aquaboss water treatment system, for an undisclosed amount.
“This latest global acquisition will allow us to expand and grow our business as a full-system supplier of dialysis products and services in the U.S.,” vice president Sam Amory, said in prepared remarks. “We are proud to offer the revolutionary Aquaboss in-center water treatment system to our valued customers.” Read more