COMPANY HISTORY

CRISTALENS is an independent French company that manufactures and markets medical devices used in cataract and refractive surgery.

A renowned French manufacturer in the ophthalmology industry, CRISTALENS is in total control of its business operations, from developing the raw material through to packaging. Cristalens’ medical devices bear the CE marking.

At the cutting edge of innovation, CRISTALENS is one of the first companies to design and market hydrophobic lenses.

Cristalens

THE GROUP

CRISTALENS is made up of 4 companies:

Based in Eragny, the company manages the development of its French client portfolio.

Based in Lannion, the company manages R&D, production and the development of its international client portfolio.

Based in Strasbourg, this chemistry laboratory deals exclusively with raw material production.

Based in Barcelona, the company manages the development of its Spanish client portfolio.

OUR VALUES

CRISTALENS aims to be an innovative market leader. Its business is based on 3 key values:

INNOVATION

AVAILABILITY

Security

PATIENT SAFETY

OUR KEY FIGURES
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R&D

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Collaborators

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Places

Eragny, Lannion,
Strasbourg &
Barcelona

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Customers

More than 600 customers

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International distribution

network encompassing
over 50 countries

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OPERATIONS

Million
patients operated

Alain Brocq
Founder of CRISTALENS

CRISTALENS is a company built on the know-how and commitment of its employees.

OUR HISTORY
1994
Alain BROCQ, former Director of the SMITH & NEPHEW Ophthalmology Division, creates CRISTALENS. For almost 10 years, the company developed its client portfolio and marketed Allergan implants.
2004
CRISTALENS INTERNATIONAL was created at the initiative of its founder, the aim being to design and present devices more in line with market expectations coupled with the desire to develop a hydrophobic implant. A raw material to facilitate micro-incisions of less than 2.0 mm. A totally innovative concept and a genuine challenge! CRISTALENS became the first French manufacturer of intraocular implants for cataract and refractive surgery.
2008
The company expands to Strasbourg and opens the doors of its brand new entity, CRISTABLANK, a chemical laboratory in charge of producing the raw material.
2020
CRISTALENS sets up its Spanish base, in the heart of the prestigious district bordered by the Rambla, Plaça de Catalunya, Sagrada Familia and Avenida de Gracia. The goal? To conquer the market in Spain, the country that performs the most intraocular implant procedures. A genuine business challenge for the company!
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