Addition Technology acquires CooperVision Surgical products

October 15, 2006

Des Plaines, IL-Addition Technology Inc., maker of Intacs corneal implants for keratoconus and myopia, has acquired AlphaCor and AlphaSphere from CooperVision Surgical.

Des Plaines, IL-Addition Technology Inc., maker of Intacs corneal implants for keratoconus and myopia, has acquired AlphaCor and AlphaSphere from CooperVision Surgical.

AlphaCor is a flexible, biodegradable, one-piece artificial cornea (keratoprosthesis) designed to replace scarred or diseased native cornea. It is designed for use in patients in whom cornea transplants have failed multiple times or in those patients for whom a donor graft is likely to fail.

AlphaSphere is a soft, biocompatible orbital implant that the company plans to launch later this year. It has received FDA approval for the treatment of patients who have lost an eye due to disease or trauma.

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