Wetzlar, Germany / Vienna, Austria. On January 2, 2008, Leica Microsystems (Wetzlar) announced it had purchased the assets of Vienna-based Life Optics, a developer, producer and marketer of head-mounted optical systems. The acquisition also includes the worldwide intellectual property rights. Leica Microsystems will manage this product group out of its Heerbrugg, Switzerland facility.
These head-mounted optical systems are designed specifically for use in surgery and dentistry. “This new product, which the surgeon puts on like a large pair of spectacles, serves as a fast, flexible, and easily adjusted microscope and is an excellent addition to our current product portfolio,” says Herbert Stüttler, Head of Leica Microsystems’ Surgical Division in Heerbrugg.
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