December 17, 2005 |
Alcon Inc., the world's largest maker of eye-care products, said a court awarded $213.9 million in damages to Santa Ana-based Advanced Medical Optics Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit. A federal jury in Delaware ruled in May that Alcon was infringing Advanced Medical's cataract surgery patents. The jury awarded $94.8 million in damages at the time.
July 28, 2007 |
Advanced Medical Optics Inc. proposed two ways to demonstrate that its shareholders would support an offer to buy competing eye-care product maker Bausch & Lomb Inc. for $4.3 billion, after the second-largest investor balked. Advanced Medical is prepared to discuss the proposal with its main shareholders contingent on Bausch & Lomb's waiving a confidentiality deal, according to a letter to a committee of Bausch & Lomb's board. The letter was a response to one earlier this week from Rochester, N.
July 2, 2002 |
Allergan Inc., maker of the wrinkle-reducing compound Botox, completed its transition to a pure pharmaceutical firm as its eye-care unit began trading as a separate company. The new firm, Advanced Medical Optics Inc., makes eye and contact lens-care products, including Complete, Consept and Blink-n-Clean brands. Its ophthalmic surgical products are widely used in cataract surgery and Lasik procedures.
November 10, 2004 |
Santa Ana-based Advanced Medical Optics Inc. said Tuesday that it had agreed to acquire Visx Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., in a $1.27-billion deal that would allow Advanced Medical to expand its product line to include laser vision correction technologies. The deal, which sparked a rally in Visx shares in after-hours trading, would bring together two companies that hope to capitalize on recent advances in eye care and the demands of an aging population. Visx, the leading U.S.
July 6, 2007 |
Santa Ana-based Advanced Medical Optics Inc. offered more than $4 billion Thursday for larger rival Bausch & Lomb Inc., topping a previous bid from private equity firm Warburg Pincus. Bausch & Lomb's annual revenue of $2.3 billion is more than double that of Advanced Medical Optics, which has been on an aggressive buying spree to expand its reach.
May 30, 2007 |
Advanced Medical Optics Inc., seeking to become the nation's leading provider of eye-care treatments, may need to scale back its growth ambitions after a large-scale recall of one of its bestselling products, analysts said Tuesday. The Santa Ana-based company, spun off in 2002 from Irvine-based Allergan Inc., might do well to focus on the recall and rethink its bid for much bigger rival Bausch & Lomb Inc., analysts said.