Alcon Inc. Basic Information, and Sales Area
|Company Name||Alcon Inc.|
|Market Position or History||
In 1947, Alcon Laboratories, Inc. was first incorporated and began manufacturing specialty pharmaceutical products to address ocular health needs.
In 1977, Alcon was acquired by a Swiss subsidiary of Nestlé S.A. and, consequently, Alcon began operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestlé until 2002.
In 2011, Novartis acquired Alcon Inc., Novartis also merged its then existing contact lens and contact lens care unit, CIBA Vision, and certain of its ophthalmic pharmaceutical products into Alcon, and moved the generic ophthalmic pharmaceutical business
|Sales Area||World wide|
Avenue Louis-Casaï 58, Geneva,
Switzerland 1216, CH.Tel: 1 800 757 9780
Business Segment/ Overview
The company is the one of the largest eye care device companies in the world – with complementary businesses in Surgical and Vision Care. Alcon’s Surgical business encompasses implantable intraocular lenses (IOLs), consumables, equipment, services and procedural drops used in performing cataract, retinal and refractive surgery. Their Surgical business is focused on ophthalmic products for cataract surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, refractive laser surgery and glaucoma surgery. Alcon’s Vision Care business encompasses a broad range of daily disposable, reusable and color enhancing contact lenses and lens care products. In fact, we are one of the largest global manufacturers of contact lenses and lens care products. Alcon also offers a comprehensive portfolio of dry eye and ocular health products including dry eye solutions and devices, allergy drops and redness relievers and ocular vitamins.
|Cypass||CyPass Micro-Stent is designed to reduce intraocular pressure in patients with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma.|
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