Carl Zeiss Meditec Opens Center for Application and Research in Bangalore, India

CARIn (Center of Application & Research in India) focuses on research in the field of ophthalmology

JENA/Germany, 07.02.2011.
Carl Zeiss Meditec has opened its Center for Application and Research (CARIn) in India this weekend. With this move, Carl Zeiss Meditec is strengthening its presence in high growth markets like India and targeting its investments at research and development projects. Carl Zeiss has already been represented with its own sales and service company in the country’s large urban centers since 1997.

Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG and responsible for the Asia region on the Executive Board, since 1 January 2011, comments on the opening of CARIn as follows: “Carl Zeiss has been active in India for more than ten years. However, for our company the country is more than a sales market: our customer base, as well as the industrial and research landscapes, have a lot more to offer. Therefore, in India we are investing not only in the expansion of our sales and service network, but also in product and application development. In this process, we are working very closely with our customers and partners in science.”

“Innovations form the foundation of our strategy that makes the latest medical technology available to high growth markets like India,” says Dr. Ludwin Monz, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. “In the past, we already succeeded in developing products tailored specifically to the needs of doctors in these countries. With our own Center of Application and Research in India and a team of highly motivated staff, we can work even more closely with customers on site and integrate their needs even more effectively into our product developments.”

Research and development activities of CARIn at a glance:

  • Define products for Rapidly Developing Economies (RDE), i.e. growth markets like India or China
  • Develop new products for these markets, in particular software and solutions that enhance workflow efficiency in doctors’ offices and hospitals
  • Develop clinical applications and studies
  • Collaborate closely with medial research institutes, hospitals and universities in India in order to jointly develop medical techniques and solutions

CARIn – Facts and figures
CARIn, the Center of Application & Research in India, is located in the immediate vicinity of the Carl Zeiss sales and service company in Bangalore. The research and development work will initially be focused on systems for use in ophthalmology. Over the long term, however, the R&D activities will be expanded to include the entire product spectrum of Carl Zeiss Meditec. The first employees for the new center have already been recruited. The capacity will be expanded to up to 50 staff in the mid term.

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CARIn, the new Centre of Application and Research of Carl Zeiss Meditec in Bangalore, India

Eva Sesselmann
Group Communications
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
Phone: +49 3641 220-331
Fax: +49 3641 220-112

Patrick Kofler
Investor Relations
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
Phone: +49 3641 220-106
Fax: +49 3641 220-117

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