Topcon Acquires Henson Perimeter Business

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NEWBURY, U.K.—Topcon Healthcare announced on July 15 that it has acquired the Henson line of perimetry products, including the Henson 9000 and 7000, from Elektron Eye Technology (EET) of Cambridge, U.K. The acquisitions include the transfer of a number of EET staff to Topcon’s team. Manufacturing will continue in the U.K., Topcon said. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Henson line of perimetry products are well regarded in the eyecare industry for their accuracy, speed and ease of use. The Henson 9000 is designed for the early detection of glaucoma and the ongoing monitoring of established loss, while the Henson 7000 is an affordable, lightweight, mobile perimeter designed to perform suprathreshold glaucoma screening in the central field.

John Trefethen, global VP of marketing and product design for Topcon Healthcare commented, “The acquisition of the Henson range of products will provide us with the opportunity to strategically develop this area of the company’s product portfolio. With Topcon’s growing emphasis on screening and early disease detection, the Henson product range perfectly complements our global strategy. I welcome the EET team members to the Topcon Healthcare Family.”

Trefethen continued, “As the global rate of glaucoma continues to rise, Topcon is pleased to incorporate the award-winning Henson perimeters into our brand portfolio. We look forward to working with Professor Henson and the talented team from EET to further develop this innovative product line, bringing critical glaucoma screening, monitoring and early disease detection tools to the global eye care community.

"Topcon's mission remains the same, to enable greater and greater access to healthcare providers in all faucets of disease detection and diagnosis. We remain fully committed to the continued development of medical devices and software platforms that allow today's eyecare providers to practice smarter, safer and more efficiently, including our screening, automated and remote diagnostics solutions."