Topcon acquires KIDE Clinical Systems, a leading optical and ophthalmology software provider
Acquisition combines the most advanced optical and ophthalmology cloud solution provider in the market with Topcon healthcare solutions - world leader in eye care technology industry.
TOKYO, Japan – April 4, 2018 – Topcon Corporation announced that Topcon Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary in the U.S., has acquired all the outstanding shares of KIDE Clinical Systems Oy, a recognized technology leader in optical and ophthalmology cloud solutions.
KIDE Clinical Systems' Optoflow, a digital imaging solution software, connects eye care devices to produce their data automatically to KIDE Cloud where hospital grade tools are provided for diagnostic work and telemedicine. The cloud enables digital, time and place independent workflow for optical chain and eye hospitals.
Further on Topcon strengthens its position in Europe as KIDE Clinical Systems becomes its research and development center for eye care cloud solutions.
“Cutting Edge data management cloud based solution is an important component for screening and prognostic management service.” commented by Akifumi Baba, the president of Topcon Healthcare Solutions. “Combining KIDE Clinical Systems’ modern technology with our strong hardware, we believe we can provide advanced solution to all eye care professionals and strength our position in eye care industry”.
“We’re excited to join the Topcon family,” said Anssi Ylimaula, co-founder and CEO of KIDE Clinical Systems. “Combining Optoflow with Topcon devices will create something never seen in the medical imaging market before. With Topcon sales and financial resources we can give our customers significant leverage in their own business."
“We’ve spent the last few months with the Topcon team harmonizing and honing our joint strategy. We are excited to be bringing these technological advances to the healthcare industry as part of the Topcon team,” said Ylimaula.