Bausch + Lomb, Leica form partnership

April 25, 2013

Leica Microsystems and Bausch + Lomb have announced that Bausch + Lomb will distribute Leica ophthalmic surgical microscopes and accessories in select markets.

 

Aliso Viejo, CA and Wetzlar, Germany-Leica Microsystems and Bausch + Lomb have announced that Bausch + Lomb will distribute Leica ophthalmic surgical microscopes and accessories in select markets across Europe, the United States, India, and Latin America beginning this month.

The partnership combines the strength of Leica’s ophthalmic microscopes with Bausch + Lomb’s global commercial infrastructure, while expanding Bausch + Lomb’s offerings for ophthalmic surgeons. Under the agreement, Bausch + Lomb can now offer Leica Microsystems’ ophthalmic portfolio, which ranges from routine cataract microscopes to high-end retinal systems. According to the contract, this relationship may be expanded over time.

“We are excited to offer Leica surgical microscopes, as they enhance our ability to offer a ‘one-stop shop’ for an ophthalmic surgeons’ needs, while also accelerating the growth of our business,” John Barr, executive vice president and president, Bausch + Lomb Global Surgical, commented.

“Through this partnership with Bausch + Lomb, we will be able to provide more patients around the world with better access to our world-leading imaging systems,” added Eoghan O’Lionaird, president, Leica Microsystems.

 

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