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French Laboratoires Thea Acquires the Mydriasert(R) ophthalmic Insert From Carl Zeiss Meditec
Date:9/1/2010

pathomimetic activity of phenylephrin induces an increase in pupil diameter, while the anti-cholinergic activity of tropicamide prevents the iris from contracting.

Heading towards new technologies

The acquisition of this French technology offers Thea new research and development opportunities. The system is comprised of a sterile, bio-compatible and porous matrix containing the ingredients which are gradually released into the lower conjunctival sac of the eye. The clinical situations in which it may be interesting to control the quantities of active ingredients administered onto the ocular surface are indeed quite numerous.

About Laboratoires Thea

Laboratoires Thea is the leading independent ophthalmic group in Europe. Founded in 1994, the company is a family business built on the heritage of over 150 years experience of the Chibret Family in Ophthalmology.

Today, Laboratoires Thea is ranked 3rd in France, 6th in Europe and 7th worldwide in the field of Ophthalmology. The company is present in 65 countries, owns 11 subsidiaries in Europe and had a turnover of EUR 171 million in 2009.[2]

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[1] Korobelnik JF, Tavera C, Renaud-Rougier MB, El Meski S, Colin J.; The Mydriasert insert: an alternative to eye drops for preangiographic mydriasis; Le Journal Francais d'Ophtalmologie 2004 Oct;27(8):897-902

[2] http://www.laboratoires-thea.com/ Media contact: Burson-Marsteller France Linda.pavy@bm.com Tel. +33-1-41-86-76-26 - Cell: +33-6-07-59-43-95
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