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12/09/2017

Acquisition Optikon by PhysIOL

PhysIOL announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which PhysIOL acquires a majority stake in Italy based company Optikon.

Optikon develops and markets high quality equipment in the field of ophthalmology, such as phacoemulsification machines for cataract surgery, vitrectomy and diagnostic equipment. Optikon's leading product portfolio includes equipment like the R-Evolution and Pulsar machines.


"Optikon's range of products in anterior and posterior segments fits perfectly with PhysIOL's innovative IOL portfolio, and entering into this partnership will allow PhysIOL to establish itself as a global platform for cataract and refractive surgery" stated Marc Nolet, Chief Executive Officer of PhysIOL. "We believe this acquisition will strengthen the group's product portfolio and support our position as a major player in ophthalmology. Optikon's premium products and solutions form an essential part of the group’s growth strategy going forward."
"We are very enthusiastic about the opportunity to be part of the PhysIOL organization. The combined resources of both companies will create a new leading company in the ophthalmology market and a viable alternative to the global players in place," said Enrico Orefice, Chief Executive Officer of Optikon.


About PhysIOL
PhysIOL is a Belgian medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets a complete range of intraocular lenses in the field of ophthalmology. PhysIOL has been rapidly expanding through innovative products like the FineVision Trifocal IOL. More information on www.physiol.eu


About Optikon
Optikon is a Rome (Italy) based company specialized in ophthalmology, with the mission to develop, manufacture and market innovative equipment globally. More information on www.optikon.com


Communication contacts:
PhysIOL S.A.
Hélène Bernard, HR & Communication Manager
Phone : +32(0)4 361 42 65
h.bernard@physiol.be
Allée des Noisetiers, 4,
Liège Science Park,
4031 Liège, Belgium


Optikon 2000 SpA
Enrico Orefice, CEO & General Manager
Phone : +39(0)338 7284537
e.orefice@optikon.it
Via del Casale di Settebagni 13,
Roma, Italy