OPKO Health acquires company

July 1, 2008

OPKO Health has acquired Vidus Ocular, a privately held company developing a shunt (Aquashunt) to treat glaucoma.

Miami-OPKO Health has acquired Vidus Ocular, a privately held company developing a shunt (Aquashunt) to treat glaucoma.

The patented device was designed by M. Bruce Shields, MD, chairman emeritus, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Shields is chief scientific and medical officer at Vidus Ocular.

"Preclinical data on the device are encouraging, and we believe that OPKO is an ideal partner to assume responsibility for the development and commercialization of this potentially important product," he said.