To lead the Caliber Ophthalmics Division, SSC has named Yong Sun, general manager Ophthalmology and vice president, International Sales. Sun has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device and life science industries. He has held leadership roles in general management and commercial operations with Harvard Bioscience, Beaver-Visitec International (BVI), BD Medical Ophthalmics and Booz & Company.
Sun earned an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management.
Best known in the ophthalmic market for Sharpoint microsurgical knives and surgical sutures, SSC has specialized in the design and manufacture of high-performance surgical knives and wound closure products since 1969. The company's products are sold globally in more than 90 countries. With the addition of Unique Technologies and VPM Surgical, the company significantly expands its development and manufacturing expertise in ophthalmic blades and cutting instrumentation, and plans to add an ophthalmology manufacturing and engineering center of excellence in Pennsylvania.
"We are at an important inflection point in the ophthalmic industry with an expanding global economy and an increasing aging population," said Dan Croteau, CEO of Surgical Specialties. "There has been remarkable technology advancement in eye care and tremendous growth in eye surgeries. We created the Caliber Ophthalmics Division to focus on the growing needs of ophthalmic customers around the world. Caliber Ophthalmics brings together a legacy of delivering quality, performance, and innovation at competitive costs. With Yong Sun leading this new division, we are well positioned to not only deliver continued innovation and quality in our existing product lines, but have additional expertise that will allow us to expand into other ophthalmic product categories."
Surgical Specialties Corporation, headquartered in Westwood, Mass., has developed and manufactured branded, private label, and OEM surgical instruments for more than 50 years. Surgical Specialties Corporation offers a portfolio of blades and sutures, including products such as the Quill Knotless Tissue-Closure Device. SSC is dedicated to serving the needs of the specialty surgery market, maintaining trusted partnerships in the dental, ophthalmic, plastic surgery, dermatology, orthopedics, urology, microsurgery, veterinary and trauma specialties.