ZEISS broadens portfolio of intraocular lenses

09-Jan-2014 - Germany

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG announces it has acquired, through its subsidiary Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc., 100% of the shares in Aaren Scientific Inc., a US-based manufacturer of intraocular lenses (IOLs). Aaren Scientific, headquartered in Ontario, California, has been manufacturing IOLs for more than two decades. The majority of shares in Aaren Scientific had previously been owned by a private investment company as well as other investors, including the CEO and co-founder of Aaren Scientific, Rick Aguilera, who along with the entire management team will stay on board after the transaction.

"The two companies, ZEISS and Aaren Scientific, are highly complementary and enable ZEISS to offer ophthalmic surgeons a broader portfolio of solutions" says Dr. Ludwin Monz, member of the Executive Board of ZEISS AG and President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. “By giving our customers a wider range of IOL choices than any other company, we will be in a position to provide them with tailored solutions for their patients."

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