Over the years, Ellex has evolved from a small scientific laser company to a global leader in ophthalmic laser and ultrasound technology. Key events in the company’s history include:
Ellex introduces the original Super Q® photodisruptor, which has since become the industry’s most popular photodisruptor.
Ellex enters a second OEM agreement with Coherent to develop and supply the Selecta Duet™ SLT laser system for glaucoma. More than 500 of these systems were delivered to market under this agreement, which ended in March 2006.
Ellex establishes an Advanced Research and Development business function in order to develop future growth opportunities.
Ellex enters the selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) market for the treatment of glaucoma with the launch of the Tango™ SLT/YAG combination laser. Today, more than 1,500 Ellex SLT laser systems are installed worldwide.
Ellex establishes a sales and service support subsidiary in Clermont-Ferrand, France, to strengthen support for the Company’s growing European distribution network.
Ellex enters the multi-color photocoagulator market with the launch of the Integre Duo™, the world’s first solid-state laser photocoagulator to deliver clinically proven red and green wavelengths.
Ellex expands its product portfolio to include diagnostic ultrasound through the acquisition of California-based Innovative Imaging, Inc.
Ellex establishes a direct sales subsidiary in Mainhausen to sell and service products in Germany, which is home to the largest number of ophthalmologists per capita in the world.
Ellex launches the Integre Yellow™, the first and only high-power, integrated yellow photocoagulator.
Ellex launches the New Generation Eye Cubed™ ultrasound system, taking high-resolution ultrasound to the next level.
Ellex consolidates laser and ultrasound manufacturing at its state-of-the art production facility in Adelaide, Australia.