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2014-02-05 23:23:17

Optica to publish first issue in July. Washington (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The Optical Society (OSA) today announced it will publish a new open-access journal titled Optica to focus on the rapid dissemination of high-impact results in all areas of optics and photonics. This new online-only journal will publish its first monthly issue in July and will be a dedicated venue for authors to publish high-profile research in both theoretical and applied optics and photonics. Optica will...

2010-01-06 12:00:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, today unveiled its redesigned company logo and icon. Both incorporate hues of the company's traditional blue and green colors, while introducing the plus (+) symbol to represent the organization's strong commitment to innovation and partnership with practitioners as a leader in eye health. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100106/NY32778LOGO-a ) (Logo:...

2009-10-05 07:45:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch & Lomb, the global eye health company, today announced it has acquired the commercial assets of Tubilux Pharma S.p.A. Tubilux is a privately held ophthalmic pharmaceuticals company that develops and markets a range of proprietary, over-the-counter, and branded generic products primarily in Italy, and with distribution in approximately 30 other countries. Under the terms of the agreement, Bausch & Lomb has acquired the company's...

2009-03-25 15:00:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch & Lomb, the global eye health company, has appointed Brian J. Harris as chief financial officer and corporate vice president. A business and finance executive having more than three decades of experience with multinational organizations, Mr. Harris begins his new role with Bausch & Lomb immediately. Beginning in 1989, Mr. Harris held positions of increasing responsibility with Tomkins plc, the industrial, automotive, building products...

2008-09-22 10:50:00

New historical evidence suggests the telescope may have been invented in Spain, not the Netherlands or Italy as scientists once thought. The findings suggest the telescope's creator could have been a spectacle-maker based in Gerona, Spain. The first refracting telescopes were thought to have appeared in the Netherlands in 1608 and may actually have been made for Spanish merchants. According to historian Nick Pelling, the inventor could have been a man called Juan Roget, who died between 1617...

2008-08-20 00:00:15

Boots Opticians in Newton Abbot has celebrated the company's 25th anniversary with a party for customers and staff past and present. Founded in August 1983 when Boots launched its first optical service in Nottingham the Newton Abbot branch was acquired from Clement Clarke Ltd. From a handful of outlets Boots Opticians now has more than 280 fantastic-looking practices throughout the UK using the latest optical technology and highly competitive offers. During August, Boots Opticians are...

2008-06-25 03:02:19

Cary Gunn Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Silicon Photonics Vantage Communications for Luxtera Catriona Harris, 407-767-0452 x222 charris@pr-vantage.com or Optical Society Angela Stark, 202-416-1443 astark@osa.org Luxtera, the worldwide leader in Silicon CMOS Photonics, today announced that the Optical Society (OSA) has awarded L. Cary Gunn, co-founder and chief technology officer for Luxtera, the Adolph Lomb Medal. The group awarded Gunn for his pioneering work in...

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