Surgical Specialties Corporation (SSC) announced the launch of Caliber Ophthalmics, a new business division that combines SSC’s Sharpoint brand with its two recent ophthalmic acquisitions, Unique Technologies and VPM Surgical.
To lead the Caliber Ophthalmics division, SSC has named Yong Sun, General Manager Ophthalmology and Vice President, International Sales. Mr. Sun has over 20 years of experience in the medical device and life science industries. He has held leadership roles in general management and commercial operations with Harvard Bioscience, Beaver-Visitec International (BVI), BD Medical Ophthalmics, and Booz & Company. Mr. Sun holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Best known in the ophthalmic market for Sharpoint microsurgical knives and surgical sutures, SSC has specialized in the design and manufacture of high-performance surgical knives and wound closure products since 1969. The company’s products are sold globally in more than 90 countries. With the addition of Unique Technologies and VPM Surgical, the company significantly expands its development and manufacturing expertise in ophthalmic blades and cutting instrumentation, and plans to add an ophthalmology manufacturing and engineering center of excellence in Pennsylvania.
“We are at an important inflection point in the ophthalmic industry with an expanding global economy and an increasing aging population,” Croteau, CEO of Surgical Specialties, said in a company news release. “There has been remarkable technology advancement in eye care and tremendous growth in eye surgeries. We created the Caliber Ophthalmics Division to focus on the growing needs of ophthalmic customers around the world.”