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Contamac Ltd Announces FDA Clearance of Tangible Hydra-PEG, a Breakthrough Surface Coating for Optimum GP Materials

Optimum with Tangible Hydra-PEG
Essex, UK, September 29th, 2016 - Contamac Ltd, manufacturer of the Optimum® line of GP materials, are pleased to announce the FDA clearance of Tangible Hydra-PEG (K161100). Tangible Hydra-PEG is a novel contact lens coating technology that encapsulates the Optimum GP material in an ultra thin layer of a PEG-based polymer (polyethylene glycol), creating a lens surface that is extremely wettable and very lubricious.

Recognizing the need for a new technology that could help end the frustrations caused by contact lens discomfort, Tangible Science LLC (formerly Ocular Dynamics) sought to develop a technology that would reduce the disruption to the ocular surface caused by placing a lens on the eye to create a more comfortable wearing experience. This disruption can be characterized or exacerbated by non-wetting lens surfaces, surface water evaporation, decreased tear break-up time (TBUT), deposits, and friction, which have all been identified as contributors to contact lens discomfort. Tangible Hydra-PEG seeks to tackle those issues by creating a surface that is highly wettable, with increased surface water retention due to the high water content (90%) of the PEG-based polymer. Additionally, Tangible-Hydra-PEG creates an incredibly lubricious surface that can reduce both protein and lipid deposits, as well as reduce the friction caused by the interaction between the lid and contact lens during the blink.

“Contamac is excited to partner with Tangible Science to bring this new and exciting technology to the specialty contact lens industry, “ comments Martin Dalsing, Director of Global Strategy and New Business Development for Contamac. “This long awaited innovation has brought both specialty contact lens laboratories and practitioners a new tool to improve the patient contact lens wearing experience and satisfaction with a noticeably slippery lens surface that creates that ‘wow-factor’.  The tangible benefits are impressive!”

The Tangible Hydra-PEG technology will be installed in Optimum GP authorized laboratories throughout the remainder of 2016, with a nation-wide launch planned for January 2017. Please contact your favorite specialty contact lens laboratory for more information about the availability of Tangible Hydra-PEG on their lens designs. 
 
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For more information, please contact Sandra Zueco, sandra@contamac.co.uk

About Contamac: 
Contamac is a leader in the development of specialist polymers and a major global provider of biocompatible materials for implantable and medical applications to the ophthalmic industry. From a modern laboratory complex in the United Kingdom, Contamac manufacture a large range of technically advanced materials, including the Optimum® line of GP materials. To learn more, please visit www.contamac.com.
 


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