$ 14.88 -0.66 (-4.25%)
NASDAQ:STAA - Updated Mar. 10th 3:58pm
STAAR Surgical was incorporated in the state of California in 1982. It was reincorporated in Delaware in 1986. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells implantable lenses for the eye. The Company is a maker of lenses used worldwide in corrective surgery, and it also make lenses for use in surgery that treats cataracts. All of the lenses it make are foldable, which permits the surgeon to insert them through a small incision during minimally invasive surgery. The Company maintains manufacturing and administrative facilities in the United States, Switzerland and Japan. The Company operates its global administrative headquarters and a manufacturing facility in Monrovia, California. The Monrovia manufacturing facility principally makes Collamer and silicone IOLs and injector systems for IOLs and ICLs. STAAR also currently manufactures the raw material for Collamer lenses (both IOLs and ICLs) and the AquaFlow Device (for the treatment of glaucoma) in a facility in Aliso Viejo, California. It operates an administrative, manufacturing and distribution facility in Nidau, Switzerland under its wholly owned subsidiary, STAAR Surgical AG. The Nidau manufacturing facility makes all of STAAR's Visian ICL products and also manufactures the AquaFlow Device. After consolidating manufacturing in Monrovia, California, STAAR plans to continue to maintain an administrative and distribution facility in Switzerland. It operates administrative, manufacturing and distribution facilities in Japan under its wholly owned subsidiary, STAAR Japan Inc. STAAR Japan's administrative facility is located in Shin-Urayasu and its manufacturing and distribution facility is located in Ichikawa City. STAAR currently assembles all of its preloaded IOL injectors at the Ichikawa City facility. After consolidating manufacturing in Monrovia, California, the Company plans to continue to maintain administrative and distribution facilities in Japan. The Company is subject to periodic inspection by the FDA for compliance with the FDA's quality system regulations and requirements, such as restrictions on advertising and promotion.
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