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  • Topcon acquires VISIA Imaging S.r.l, ophthalmic medical device manufacturer in Italy

    Tokyo, Japan – July 6th, 2021 - Topcon Corporation announced that it has acquired VISIA Imaging S.r.l, an ophthalmic device manufacturer headquartered in suburban Florence, Italy.VISIA Imaging S.r.l (hereinafter “VISIA”), was established in 1993 and specializes in the design, development, and manufacturing of anterior segment (cornea, crystalline lens, etc.) examination hardware and software. This acquisition enhances Topcon’s development and manufacturing capabilities of anterior segment devices and software, which complements the company’s strong portfolio of fundus imaging devices that includes fundus cameras and optical coherence tomography (OCT). The acquisition further reinforces Topcon’s position as a leading ophthalmic diagnostic device manufacturer.For many years, Topcon has been a distributor of VISIA’s technology including the CC-100 series visual acuity charts (CC-100 series), the CA-800 topographer and corneal analyzer, the MYAH biometer and corneal topographer and the Aladdin biometer. “The integration of a Japanese company and an Italian company, both with strengths in optical design, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing of medical devices, will enhance the synergies between the two companies. Both VISIA and Topcon value true reliability and innovative technology, making two companies ideal partners. I am very excited to move forward in our business together to continue producing advanced technology that benefits both patients and eye care professionals.””- commented Fumio Ohue, Managing Executive Officer of Topcon Corporations.Major VISIA products:(from the left: ALADDIN, CA-800, CC-100, MYAH)The acquisition of VISIA will enable Topcon to create additional synergies within the company’s product portfolio, expand its product offering, strengthen the Topcon Healthcare brand, and continue to grow the business. Furthermore, the acquisition gives Topcon Healthcare additional product design and development capabilities that will accelerate product development and enable the company to better meet the needs of the market.“I am so pleased that VISIA Imaging is becoming part of Topcon Healthcare and very excited for the next chapter in our long relationship. VISIA Imaging is focused on development and manufacturing of HW/SW solutions for eye care with high expertise in anterior segment. I am confident to release new beautiful products to support Topcon to become a market leader in myopia management, and to increase Topcon’s presence in cataract surgery with Premium IOL calculation”- said Alessandro Foggi, CEO VISIA Imaging S.r.lVISIA’s product portfolio helps eye care professionals diagnose and manage a number of eye health conditions including myopia. In recent years, the increase in the number of patients at risk for myopic-related eye diseases has become a global issue, and Topcon is committed to working with eye care professionals to address this eye health problem. By integrating VISIA and its products into the Topcon Healthcare portfolio, the company is better equipped to develop myopia management solutions and strengthen collaborations with companies in the myopia treatment field.[Press release information in Europe]https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210714005887/en/Topcon-Healthcare-Acquires-VISIA-Imaging

  • Topcon Announces the Launch of Chronos

    It is time to reinvent refraction.Update January 28, 2021Topcon launches the revolutionary Chronos, Refraction System.Topcon, a leading provider of eye care devices and software solutions for the global eye care community, announced the launch of the revolutionary Refraction System, Chronos.Topcon Chronos offers binocular autorefraction, keratometry measurements and visual acuity with subjective testing. Chronos is the single space-saving instrument that optimizes the Eye Care Professionals’ workflow.SAVE SPACEChronos combines binocular autorefraction and keratometry measurements with binocular subjective testing and visual acuity in a single instrument that occupies minimum space.Chronos reduces the number of conventional refraction lanes and additional refractometers needed.GROWChronos offers the versatility critical for growing your practice.DELEGATESightPilot™ is a guided refraction system that simplifies the exam and facilitates delegation..list .wp-block-column { padding-left: 0;}.list .wp-block-column ul { padding-left: 20px;}.wp-block-columns+.wp-block-columns { margin-top: 20px;}@media (max-width: 781px) {.wp-block-columns+.wp-block-columns { margin-top: 40px;}}(press release information in Europe)https://kommunikasjon.ntb.no/pressemelding/topcon-announces-the-european-launch-of-chronos?publisherId=90063&releaseId=17896062(press release information in the U.S.)https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201113005598/en/Topcon-Announces-the-US-Launch-of-Chronos*About the Chronos, Refraction SystemAbout Topcon HealthcareTopcon Healthcare is a branded eyecare business of Topcon. Topcon Healthcare sees eye health differently. Our vision is to empower providers with smart and efficient technologies for enhanced patient care. Keeping pace with the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare industry, we offer the latest integrated solutions, including advanced multi-modal imaging, vendor-neutral data management, safe distancing, and ground-breaking remote diagnostic technology.

  • Topcon acquires KIDE Clinical Systems, a leading optical and ophthalmology software provider

    Acquisition combines the most advanced optical and ophthalmology cloud solution provider in the market with Topcon healthcare solutions - world leader in eye care technology industry.TOKYO, Japan - April 4, 2018 - Topcon Corporation announced that Topcon Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary in the U.S., has acquired all the outstanding shares of KIDE Clinical Systems Oy, a recognized technology leader in optical and ophthalmology cloud solutions.KIDE Clinical Systems’ Optoflow, a digital imaging solution software, connects eye care devices to produce their data automatically to KIDE Cloud where hospital grade tools are provided for diagnostic work and telemedicine. The cloud enables digital, time and place independent workflow for optical chain and eye hospitals.Further on Topcon strengthens its position in Europe as KIDE Clinical Systems becomes its research and development center for eye care cloud solutions.“Cutting Edge data management cloud based solution is an important component for screening and prognostic management service.” commented by Akifumi Baba, the president of Topcon Healthcare Solutions. “Combining KIDE Clinical Systems’ modern technology with our strong hardware, we believe we can provide advanced solution to all eye care professionals and strength our position in eye care industry”.“We’re excited to join the Topcon family,” said Anssi Ylimaula, co-founder and CEO of KIDE Clinical Systems. “Combining Optoflow with Topcon devices will create something never seen in the medical imaging market before. With Topcon sales and financial resources we can give our customers significant leverage in their own business.”“We’ve spent the last few months with the Topcon team harmonizing and honing our joint strategy. We are excited to be bringing these technological advances to the healthcare industry as part of the Topcon team,” said Ylimaula.