Luneau Technology Group announced the acquisition of Next Sight, an Italian company specialized in retinal screening and telehealth. A seamless, comprehensive eye exam – covering both front and back of the eye – has been a growing and unmet customer need. Next Sight brings experience and a robust technology pipeline which will help Luneau Technology Group develop and deliver a range of telehealth solutions to the visual health market.
Complementary activities between the two companies, and their respective experience will facilitate the extension of Luneau Technology Group product solutions and delivery of care to the visual health sector. In recent years, Luneau Technology Group has made significant acquisitions in the USA and Europe to sustain its growth and increase its proximity to eye care professionals. The acquisition of Next Sight is fully in line with the Company’s strategic plans and future ambitions.
According to Dr. Marc Abitbol, PhD and CEO of Luneau, “It is a great opportunity for Luneau Technology to expand our offerings. We are very excited to enter the telehealth space and welcome Paola to our management team.” Paola Griggio, PhD, MBA – CEO of Next Sight will continue to manage retinal projects and will take up a key leadership role as VP of Telehealth for Luneau Technology Group.
About Luneau: The Luneau Technology Group is a global entity consisting of 10 wholly-owned subsidiaries and more than 150 distribution partners worldwide. Luneau Technology USA is the exclusive sales, service and training provider for Briot®, Weco® and Visionix® brands in the United States and Canada. Our dedicated local staff seek to leverage innovative technology to improve and extend vision care.
About Next Sight: Based in Padova, Italy, Next Sight develops robotic and IT technologies to provide ophthalmic diagnostic solutions. Next Sight produces Nexy, a device that allows retina screening through a platform to securely send patient data to remote locations. Nexy combines robotic technology, telehealth platform, image management solutions and secured data transfer.