TearLab’s Seph Jensen Appointed to TFOS Corporate Advisory Board

Source: TearLab Corp.

Monday, May 05, 2014 | Management/Leadership


TearLab Corp. announced that its president and chief operating officer, Seph Jensen, has been appointed to the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (“TFOS”) Corporate Advisory Board, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Jensen will be advising TFOS on industry issues, furthering the foundation's objectives in understanding the composition and regulation of the preocular tear film and advancing progress in this field of vision research. TearLab joins an impressive array of prominent companies in the vision space, including:

• Alcon Laboratories Inc.
• Allergan, Inc.
• Bausch + Lomb
• Santen Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd
• SIFI S.p.A. (Società Industria Farmaceutica Italiana)
• TRB Chemedica Int. SA
• VISTAKON (Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.)

“Collaboration with industry is paramount for cultivating the future of eye health diagnostics and therapeutics.  On behalf of the Board of Directors of TFOS, I would like to welcome Mr. Jensen to our CAB," said Amy Gallant Sullivan, Executive Director of TFOS. "We all look forward to working with Seph and benefiting from his invaluable experience in the global ophthalmic industry.”

Mr. Jensen has an accomplished history of senior executive management success in the ophthalmic industry.  He joined TearLab from his former position as Head of Surgical Marketing at Alcon having responsibility for more than $1.4 billion in revenue across its cataract, retina and refractive businesses. His 17 years of progressive experience at Alcon includes previous roles managing its full surgical equipment portfolio in the United States, leading its surgical retina equipment portfolio globally, managing its pharmaceutical products marketing in Japan and various other commercial assignments.

About the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS)

TFOS is a world leader in eye health education headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Dedicated to advancing the research, literacy and educational aspects of the scientific field of the ocular surface, the TFOS network includes basic scientists, academic clinicians and industry representatives originating from more than 85 countries. The society has published The TFOS International Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS 2007), The TFOS International Report on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD 2011) and the TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort (CLD 2013). Learn more about TFOS at www.tearfilm.org.


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