Alcon receives European Approval for pre-loaded intraocular lens delivery system to treat patients undergoing cataract surgery

(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) — Novartis International AG / Alcon receives European Approval for pre-loaded intraocular lens delivery system to treat patients undergoing cataract surgery . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
– AcrySof(R) IQ Aspheric Intraocular Lens (IOL) with UltraSertTM Pre-loaded Delivery System helps to maintain the integrity of the incision while facilitating smooth, consistent delivery of the IOL
– Following recent European approval of trifocal presbyopia-correcting IOL, single-use delivery system further expands the Alcon portfolio for cataract surgery
Basel, July 1, 2015 – Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, has received European CE Mark for its AcrySof(R) IQ Aspheric IOL with the UltraSertTM Pre-loaded Delivery System for patients undergoing cataract surgery. The new delivery system combines the control of a manually loaded device with the safety and convenience of a disposable, pre-loaded injector to optimize implantation of the AcrySof IQ Aspheric IOL. This approval follows the recent CE Mark for Alcon’s trifocal presbyopia-correcting AcrySof IOL which was received in mid-June. More than three million cataract surgeries are performed each year in Europe[1].
“Alcon is committed to advancing cataract surgery through the continuous development of new technologies and processes,” said Franck Leveiller, PhD., Alcon Surgical Head of Research & Development. “Every detail of the UltraSert Pre-loaded Delivery System has been engineered with the needs of surgeons, technicians and the outcomes for their patients in mind. By simplifying the device preparation and maximizing surgeon control in a single-use system, we have cleared the path for more streamlined procedures and potentially improved patient outcomes.”……….
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