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Innovations | Sep 2011



Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (Bedford, MA), announced that Visco Technologies LLC (Kansas City, MO) will serve as the US distributor for Anikavisc, Anika’s viscoelastic for cataract surgery. The company has manufactured premium ophthalmic viscoelastics for Bausch + Lomb (Rochester, NY), STAAR Surgical Company (Monrovia, CA), and Hoya Surgical Optics (Chino Hills, CA). Anikavisc recently received FDA approval, and Anika has petitioned its regulatory body in Europe for CE Mark approval of the product. Anikavisc is composed of a highly purified sodium hyaluronate, which has outstanding clarity that permits an unobstructed view of the surgical field, according to the company. For more information, email Visco Technologies at viscotech@mpw-inc.com.


Endo Optiks, Inc. (Little Silver, NJ), introduced a triple-function, 23-gauge laser endoscope for imaging and lasering during retinal procedures. The endoscope allows direct visualization and treatment of the posterior segment and small incisions for endoscopic retinal applications, according to a company news release. The device is designed to fit through all standard 23-gauge trocar systems.

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Sep 2011