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Alcon to Acquire LenSx Lasers

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FORT WORTH, Texas, July 7, 2010 — Eyecare company Alcon Inc. will acquire privately held LenSx Lasers Inc., developer of a femtosecond laser used in cataract surgery, for $361.5 million, Alcon announced Tuesday. The LenSx system, the first femtosecond laser to receive US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, enables surgeons to perform some of the most delicate manual steps of cataract surgery with image-guided visualization and micron-level laser precision. Venture capital investors in LenSx Lasers, which is based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., are Versant Ventures, SV Life Sciences, InterWest Partners and Venture...Read full article

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