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Bausch + Lomb announces its strategic partnership with Munich Surgical Imaging GmbH (MSI)

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE, 30 August 2022 – As announced by Joe Papa earlier this year, Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business, is thrilled to announce today its strategic partnership with Munich Surgical Imaging GmbH (MSI) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heidelberg Engineering GmbH. Based in Munich, Germany, MSI develops state-of-the art digital visualization and image-guided surgical applications. The new MSI platform, developed specifically for the field of ophthalmology, is anticipated to receive regulatory approvals in late 2022 and it is expected to be showcased at key ophthalmic tradeshows during the second half of 2022.

 

We are proud to collaborate with MSI on bringing to market innovative surgical solutions,” said Luc Bonnefoy, Senior Vice President Surgical, Bausch + Lomb. “This partnership will combine MSI’s visualization and image guidance expertise, including an integrated high-speed SS-OCT powered by Heidelberg Engineering, with Bausch + Lomb’s surgical strengths in the cataract, refractive and vitreoretinal space to meet the increasing demand for digital microscopy.

 

The digitalization of surgical microscopy opens up a new world of possibilities for increasing surgical precision, improving outcomes, and empowering ophthalmologists in all sub-specialties to improve patient care,” said Kfir Azoulay, Head of Corporate Strategy at Heidelberg Engineering and co-Managing Director of MSI. “Our strategic collaboration with Bausch + Lomb in this area will allow surgeons to benefit from the combined strengths of both companies in the surgical field.”

 

 

About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business, is solely focused on helping people see better to live better. Its core businesses include over-the-counter products, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices, and instruments. Bausch + Lomb develops, manufactures and markets one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, which is available in approximately 100 countries. For more information, visit www.bausch.com.

 

About Munich Surgical Imaging (MSI)

Munich Surgical Imaging (MSI) is a technological pioneer in the field of digital microscopy and image-guided applications. Founded in 2011, the company’s first surgical platform in the field of ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) has received accolades from surgeons on key parameters, such as outstanding natural 3D image quality and blending of 3D image with preoperative data. The company’s brand-new ophthalmology platform is expected to be introduced in late 2022.

MSI’s state-of-the-art OCT technology is powered by its parent company, Heidelberg Engineering, a global leader in the field of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions for ophthalmology.

 

 

 

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