STAAR Surgical Co.

STAAR Surgical Co.

STAAR Surgical Co.

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Medical Products & Equipment
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Hospitals & Patient Services

Company Description

STAAR Surgical Company is at the vanguard of minimally invasive ophthalmic vision enhancement and technology. We believe in the importance of improving the efficiency, convenience, and comfort of corrective eye surgery for both medical professionals and patients. It is for this reason that we continually evaluate our existing products to ensure that we are providing the latest cataract, refractive error, and glaucoma treatments. From our patented COLLAMER lenses to Cruise Control, our unique new high vacuum surgery system, STAAR Surgical Company is responsible for some of the most revolutionary developments in ophthalmology. Regarded as a technology leader in the surgical eye correction industry, STAAR Surgical Company was founded in 1982 when the intraocular lens (IOL) was still in its relative infancy. Although still an integral part of the company's portfolio, STAAR Surgical Company's product lines have expanded beyond cataract correction solutions to include lenses and medical devices for refractive and glaucoma surgery. STAAR Surgical Company has revolutionized the industry with its development and use of Collamer. This unique lens material is used in the Afinity™ line of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the Visian ICL, and the Visian TICL*. Each Collamer lens produced by STAAR Surgical Company is made from a material that not only is durable, but also replicates features of the eye's natural lens, creating high quality of vision and optimal biocompatibility. STAAR Surgical Company has developed into a global surgical eye correction technology leader. To foster ongoing growth, we emphasize creativity, research, and development. Using these tools, STAAR Surgical Company plans to continue making advancements in technology, marketing, and financial strength

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Vice President

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Medical Officer

Global Head of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance

President, International Commercial Operations

Vice President, Investor, Media Relations & Corporate Development

Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations North America & APAC

Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Vice President, Global Clinical & Medical Affairs

Board of Directors

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Advanced ICU Care, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at STAAR Surgical Co.

Founder at On Demand Therapeutics, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Convey Health Solutions, Inc.

Former President at Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

Chief Technology Officer at TearSolutions, Inc.

Editor-in-Chief, US Ophthalmic Review at Touch Medical Media

Former Chief Medical Officer at FibroGen, Inc.

Vice President-Clinical Development at FibroGen, Inc.

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Broadwood Capital conducts in-depth fundamental research to make investment decisions andrecommendations. The firm's research includes analysis of “micro” variables such as company,industry, and sector specific business drivers, as well as “macro” considerations such as global economic growth drivers, monetary and fiscal policies, and geopolitical developments. They employ the following strategies: Buy and Hold; Diversification; Fundamental Value; Hedging; Leverage; Low Portfolio Turnover; Shareholder Activism; Short Selling; and Tax Efficiency.

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Palo Alto Investors, LLC (PAI) is a leading private investment firm. We make long-term investments for high-net-worth and institutional investors based on original, deep, fundamental research. We don’t rent stocks. We own them. With approximately $900 million in assets under management, we offer a diversified micro cap fund and healthcare sector funds. Significant partner ownership in all of our Funds serves to align our financial interests with the financial interests of our clients. At PAI our mission is to deliver superior returns to our clients by investing for the long term. At the core of our investment philosophy lies the belief that intensive, original research is required to discover and evaluate inefficiently priced equities. We generally focus our investments in micro cap and small cap U.S. equities, which are not closely followed by Wall Street sell-side research firms. We target overlooked, misunderstood and undervalued segments of the equity markets, such as healthcare, energy and technology that have significant potential for appreciation. Our experienced research team has extensive industry experience in the sectors they cover. They utilize a disciplined, bottom-up approach to identify promising investments, and the firm’s investment policies ensure liquidity horizons that are sufficient to take advantage of new opportunities. PAI is committed to providing exemplary client service, maintaining the highest level of ethics, operational excellence and professionalism. PAI is independently owned, and has been registered with the SEC since its inception in 1989

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STAAR Surgical Co. issued . USD Common Stock

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BPE Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH, Domilens Beteiligungs GmbH purchase Domilens GmbH from STAAR Surgical Co.

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STAAR Surgical Co. purchases Canon STAAR Co., Inc. from Canon, Inc. resulting in a new company STAAR Japan, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at STAAR Surgical Co.

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