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Abbott puts the A in AMO

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The Abbott Park, Ill.-based health care company completes its acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics - now Abbott Medical Optics - which is No. 3 in the contact lens care market, Abbott says Feb. 26. The European Commission gave the merger final clearance Feb. 20, Abbott says. Santa Ana, Calif.-based AMO reported net sales of $285.2 million, a drop of 6.4 percent, in its final independent fiscal quarter (1"The Tan Sheet" Feb. 23, 2009, In Brief). ... Similac in Singapore: Abbott opens its $300 million nutritional manufacturing facility, its single largest investment in Asia to date. Abbott says Feb. 26 it built the facility in response to increased demand for Similac and other pediatric nutritionals. The facility can serve up to 1 million Asian children annually (2"The Tan Sheet" April 24, 2006, p. 10). Abbott also plans to base a nutrition science research and development center in Singapore, the firm says

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