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Tuesday, June 06, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Bausch+Lomb, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Valeant

Report: Valeant in Talks to Sell Bausch + Lomb's Surgical Business to Carl Zeiss

Valeant is in in talks to sell its Bausch & Lomb unit’s surgical products business to Carl Zeiss Meditec, according to a Bloomberg report, which cited people familiar with the matter. Valean…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

ClearSight Announces Sale of Parent Company, Sharklet Technologies

ClearSight LLC has announcd the acquisition of its parent company Sharklet Technologies by Peaceful Union, an equity medical device firm in Hangzhou, China. ClearSight LLC was co-founded by Drs. Kevin…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Quidel Completes Acquisition of InflammaDry and AdenoPlus Eye Health Businesses

Quidel announced it completed the acquisition of the InflammaDry and AdenoPlus diagnostic businesses from RPS Diagnostics for approximately $14 million in cash. The InflammaDry and AdenoPlus produc…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Earnings & Financials

Lensar and PDL Biopharma Complete Strategic Financial Restructuring of Lensar

Lensar and PDL BioPharma announced the completion of Lensar’s financial restructuring with a court-approved exit plan finalized on May 11, 2017. As part of the plan, PDL will convert most of its…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Essilor Shareholders Approve the Combination Between Essilor and Luxottica

At a combined general meeting held at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, Essilor's shareholders approved all the resolutions proposed, including those concerning the planned combination b…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Allergan

Read My Lips, Allergan CEO Tells M&A-Craving Analysts: Don't Expect a Megamerger From Us

Anyone who tuned into Allergan’s Q1 earnings call hoping for signs of big M&A to come likely left disappointed. CEO Brent Saunders, as he has repeatedly over the past year, emphasized Allerg…

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Friday, April 21, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Beaver-Visitec International, BVI

Beaver-Visitec International to Acquire Malosa Medical

Beaver-Visitec International announced that it has acquired Malosa Medical, a manufacturer and supplier of single-use surgical instruments primarily for use in the field of ophthalmology.  Ter…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Heidelberg Engineering

Heidelberg Engineering to Expand its Ophthalmic Healthcare IT Business Through the Acquisition of Medisoft

Heidelberg Engineering announced that it has acquired 100% ownership of Medisoft Limited, a UK-based provider of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software solutions for the ophthalmology market. Te…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Glaucoma, Glaukos Corporation, MIGS

Glaukos Corporation Acquires IOP Sensor System from DOSE Medical

Glaukos announced that it has acquired the IOP sensor system assets and related liabilities from DOSE Medical Corporation for $5.5 million in cash, plus performance-based consideration of up to $9.5 m…

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Monday, April 10, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Cutting Edge Group SAS Acquires Kestrel Ophthalmics

Cutting Edge SAS announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kestrel Ophthalmics Limited, an ophthalmic distributor in the United Kingdom. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kes…

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Friday, April 07, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Akorn Pharmaceuticals

Fresenius Considers Bid for Generic Drugmaker Akorn

Fresenius SE, Europe’s biggest publicly traded health-care provider, is weighing a bid for US generic drugmaker Akorn Inc., according to Bloomberg News, citing people familiar with the matter sa…

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Friday, April 07, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Management/Leadership, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Announces Dr. Robert Greenberg, Chairman, Inducted as a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Second Sight Medical Products announced that Robert Greenberg, MD, PhD, Chairman, was inducted as a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow at a ceremony held at the Sixth Annual Conference of the …

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Thursday, April 06, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Dry Eye, Imprimis Pharmaceuticals

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Acquires Exclusive License to Patented Ophthalmic Formulation for Dry Eye Disease

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals announced that it has entered into an licensing agreement for the exclusive worldwide rights to Klarity, a patented ophthalmic topical solution and gel technology for patients…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Allergan

Allergan and Editas Medicine Enter Strategic R&D Alliance to Discover and Develop CRISPR Genome Editing Medicines for Eye Diseases

Allergan and Editas Medicine, a genome editing company, announced that Allergan's wholly owned subsidiary, Allergan Pharmaceuticals International Limited, and Editas Medicine have entered into a s…

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Friday, March 10, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Amring Pharmaceuticals Acquired Six ANDAs

Generic drug company Amring Pharmaceuticals announced that it acquired six ANDAs from Luitpold Pharmaceuticals and AlphaForce, LLP, a joint venture between Luitpold Pharmaceuticals and Alphagen Labora…

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