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Canon's CR-2 PLUS Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera Receives Clearance From The Food And Drug Administration


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 11, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the CR-2 PLUS Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal camera has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)1. The CR-2 PLUS Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera joins Canon's current line of total digital imaging devices and workflow management solutions for ophthalmic professionals. The CR-2 PLUS retinal camera is available for purchase through authorized Canon dealers.

"The recent FDA clearance of the CR-2 PLUS Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera brings Canon one step closer to improving eye exam efficiency and eventually leading to the early prevention and treatment of vision threatening diseases," said Tsuneo Imai, senior director and general manager, Medical Systems Division, Canon U.S.A.

The CR-2 PLUS offers Fundus Auto Fluorescence (FAF) Photography in a non-mydriatic mode, that monitors macular waste materials and delivers both red-free and cobalt digital filters that are useful in evaluating the vascular and nerve fiber layers. Specifically adapted to capture detailed diagnostic images of the retina, the CR-2 PLUS also features dedicated EOS camera technology with 8 megapixels2. The unit also offers low-flash intensity minimizing pupil constriction, while shortening the time required for taking multiple pictures. The CR-2 PLUS also utilizes Canon's Retinal Imaging Control Software (RICS), which allows images to be captured, processed and sent to a permanent storage database as DICOM®3 or JPEG files, or printed through Canon imagePRESS product equipment.

For more information about Canon ophthalmic devices and solutions, please go to www.usa.canon.com/cr-2plus.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2010†, with global revenues of more than US $45 billion and is listed as number five in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies 2011 list. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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1Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance does not in any way denote official FDA approval of this device.

2Based on using a Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera, resolution may vary with other models.

3DICOM is a registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturer Association for its standard publications relating to digital communications of medical information.

Specifications subject to change without notice.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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