Special Optics Purchases New Precision Optical Factory

Special Optics, a Navitar company and leading manufacturer of precision optical assemblies, is pleased to announce the purchase of a new 25,000 square foot facility located in Denville, New Jersey to support the growing customer demands for complex optical solutions including femtosecond laser eye surgery optical systems and custom high NA microscope objectives.

The new building will house state‐of‐the‐art manufacturing equipment for optical sub‐assembly fabrication and final module assembly and testing.

New Special Optics Factory in Denville, New Jersey

According to Steven Morales, General Manager of Special Optics, “This will be an ultracontemporary, thoroughly cutting‐edge facility with the extra capacity we need to meet the evolving requirements of our most exacting customers.”

Special Optics designs and delivers precision optical systems such as femtosecond laser beam management optics for corneal repair (LASIK) and laser cataract eye surgery, high NA microscope objectives for two photon microscopy, life science and semiconductor applications, and other complex optical systems for DNA sequencing, stem cell imaging, laser ablation, and more.

“Rapid growth in advanced laser eye surgery techniques, neuroscience research, and nanophotonics applications has dramatically increased the demand for our precision optical design expertise,” comments Craig Fitzgerald, VP of Business Development for Special Optics and Navitar.

Denville is located just 35 minutes from the Newark, New Jersey airport.

“The new location is very convenient for our international customers and is a shorter commute for many of our employees,” said Julian Goldstein, President of Navitar. The new facility will more than double Special Optics’ current manufacturing capacity and is expected to create additional jobs.

About Special Optics

Special Optics, a division of Navitar, is dedicated to rapidly designing, prototyping, and manufacturing innovative and high‐performance optical systems. Our expertise includes femtosecond laser beam management optics for corneal repair (LASIK) and laser cataract eye surgery, laser optics for DNA sequencing, high numerical aperture imaging objectives for medical and life science applications, long‐range surveillance lenses for homeland security and defense applications, and complex electro‐optical systems for semiconductor and industrial OEM applications. www.specialoptics.com

About Navitar, Inc.

Navitar produces high‐magnification imaging optics, precision laser optical assemblies, and custom microscopy systems for a variety of automated medical and biotechnology processes including flow cytometry, live cell analysis, fluorescence imaging, DNA sequencing, in vitro fertilization, stem cell imaging, and two‐photon microscopy. Navitar’s micro‐imaging optics equal the high‐quality, high‐magnification images of traditional microscopes while enabling leading equipment manufacturers to develop lower cost, more compact, higher performing medical instruments. www.navitar.com.

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