Lumetrics® Completes Acquisition of WaveFront Sciences Products –
Extends Metrology Leadership in Lenses/Lasers – Shipping First Systems
CLAS-2D (XP) Camera
August 22, 2012
Rochester, New York, August 22, 2012 – Lumetrics® Inc. announced today that it has
completed the acquisition of key assets of the former WaveFront Sciences Company from
Abbott. This business transaction allows Lumetrics to expand its repertoire of services and
grow its business substantially. Lumetrics® has already received orders for these new
products and will begin shipment in September.
Lumetrics®, begun in Rochester in 2003, is known for its OptiGauge™ system, which is
designed to reduce production time and enhance quality for the manufacturers of medical
devices, optics, and industrial materials.
Lumetrics® has completed the movement of all manufacturing capability as well as inventory
and spare parts to its Rochester, NY headquarters. Some key resources have been working
with Lumetrics over the last month moving the technology and expertise to Rochester.
Production has begun on the product suite and shipments of the scientific products are
expected to begin in September.
Lumetrics personnel just returned from the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
(SPIE) Optics & Photonics trade show in San Diego, CA. This is one of the key shows for the
laser and optics industry. The results were great, according to Filipp Ignatovich, Lumetrics®
Chief Technology Officer. “Customers who visited our booth and spoke with us were
extremely excited that WaveFront Sciences was back in business and that Lumetrics® was
driving this growth’” said Ignatovich, “we’ve even received our first two orders from the show.”
CLAS-2D WaveFront Sciences sensor manufacturing & software testing
Two of the three new assets help Lumetrics® in one of its main areas of business – that of
assisting lens-makers with quality control. The new assets include the ClearWave and
CrystalWave products, critical in the ophthalmics industry for the production of contact lenses
and intraocular lenses. With these acquisitions, Lumetrics® is able to help contact lens
makers and lens-implant makers reach unprecedented levels of precision. The ultimate goal is
to help manufacturers produce consistently clear, comfortable, and reliable contact and intraocular
With a third product, the CLAS-2D sensor, Lumetrics® has the ability to monitor quality in
several new arenas, most notably that of laser light. The sensor can measure, align, and
direct laser light, allowing Lumetrics to work with everything from microscopic optics to satellite
Lumetrics®, which started at High Tech Rochester’s (HTR) Lennox Tech Enterprise Center, is
expected to grow by 40 percent, with the new acquisitions. “The WaveFront Sciences
products are a perfect fit to our business, we are very excited about acquiring this crucial
diagnostic tool,” said John Hart, CEO of Lumetrics®, “we share the same ophthalmic customer
base and this acquisition allows us to merge our technologies to create a more feature-rich
offering that will provide solutions to our customers that neither company could do on its own.
We look forward to the significant growth this will create.” The new CLAS-2D suite allows
Lumetrics® to expand into a whole new market with existing and new products.
Lumetrics® closed on the acquisition in July and is completing the process of the knowledge
transfer to its Rochester, New York headquarters. Lumetrics® will continue to work with key
individuals from WaveFront Sciences, including hardware and software engineers and sales &
marketing individuals. Terms of the acquisition remain confidential.
“We have finalized orders for new systems, as well as maintenance and service contracts for
existing systems,” said Steve Heveron-Smith, Vice President of Business Development. “Our
engineering team, furthermore, is already talking with customers on combined Lumetrics® and
WaveFront Sciences products.”
Lumetrics® has invented an accurate, non-contact measurement system designed to reduce
production cycle time, and enhance quality control for manufacturers of medical devices,
optics, and industrial materials. Lumetrics® has installations of its OptiGauge™ thickness
measurement system in six of the top 11 medical device manufacturers in the world. The
systems measure balloons, catheters, stents, and many other medical products. Lumetrics®
systems are deployed in quality control departments, R&D labs, and production floors
providing real-time measurements to increase yields, reduce costs, and improve quality.