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Established in 2002, Latinofarma was acquired by Cristália in 2015. With a modern plant located in Cotia (SP), the company manufactures a high-quality portfolio, offering therapeutic solutions for Ophthalmology.

This division provides in average, 200 direct jobs and has about 65 sales representatives deployed across the whole Brazilian territory, interacting with more than 13 thousand doctors every month.

Its key product lines are: anti-glaucoma agents, anti-infectious agents, combinations, steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, and decongestants.

Diagnosis and daily care

The company also offers diagnostic products and a daily eye care line, including products for eye cleaning, eye lubricants, and artificial tears.

Drylab – Ophthalmic Surgery Simulator

Latinofarma is present at key conferences and events focused to Ophthalmology. In addition, the company supports initiatives that benefit eye health and improved patient access.

In May 2017, Latinofarma introduced, in collaboration with Instituto da Visão (Ipepo), a virtual reality surgical Simulator called Drylab, which is installed in the neighborhood of Pinheiros, in the West side of São Paulo city.

Using those facilities, Ophthalmology trainees can practice surgical procedures in a safeguarded environment in using virtual reality before operating real patients.

Training and improvement

At Drylab, several surgical procedures can be practiced reproducing eye surgery equipment operation and real-life complications as accurately as possible. The simulator offers exercises ranging from beginner level to advanced level, starting with coordination movements, through the most sophisticated ones, such as surgery itself. Instruments are inserted into a virtual eye, and its movements are captured by sensors and feedback mechanisms promptly responding to each activity.

Latinofarma and Instituto da Visão's purpose with this joint venture is to support medical education and the improvement of surgical techniques, enabling ophthalmologists to have deeper knowledge and causing a positive impact on ophthalmology care in Brazil.

This is Latinofarma, Cristália's Ophthalmology Division with a dedicated focus on physicians and patients.