AMO redefines position with Pfizer purchase


Advanced Medical Optics (AMO, Santa Ana, CA) redefined its position in the ophthalmic community when it reached a definitive agreement April 21 to acquire Pfizer's surgical ophthalmology business for $450 million in cash. The deal will boost AMO's revenue base by 25% and allow the company bragging rights to the Healon line of viscoelastic products, the CeeOn and Tecnis IOLs, and the Baerveldt glaucoma shunt.

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