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Lentes de contacto híbridas

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOFR20160729002
Publicado:
09/08/2016
Caducidad:
09/08/2017
Resumen:
Una pyme francesa especializada en lentes de contacto dispone de su propia tecnología de fabricación de lentes híbridas que cumplen las altas expectativas de los usuarios. Estas lentes combinan el confort de las lentes blandas y la agudeza visual y visión nítida de las lentes rígidas. La empresa ha creado las primeras lentes híbridas con hidrogel de silicona que se reemplazan cada dos años. Su tecnología permite fabricar lentes individuales o pares de lentes. Las lentes no producen erosión corneal y sus ventajas, tanto desde el punto de vista del usuario como del oftalmólogo, responden a las necesidades reales del mercado. La empresa busca socios con el fin de establecer acuerdos de fabricación o licencia.

Details

Tittle:
A French SME offers manufacturing and licence agreements for hybrid contract lenses
Summary:
A French contact lens SME owns its own technology to manufacturate hybrid lenses meeting high expectations of wearers. They combine the comfort of a soft lens and the visual acuity and crisp vision of a rigid lens. The SME has created the first hybrid lens in hydrogel silicone with a bi- annual replacement basis. The company is looking for manufacturing or licence agreements.
Description:
Created in 2000, a French contact lens manufacturer offers the most complete range of contact lenses (soft, rigid, scleral and hybrid) of the French market. The products are finished hybrid lenses and blanks to manufacture lenses that meet high expectations of wearers.

The creation in 2010 of a R-Y-D department has allowed the company to develop a patented manufacturing process of hybrid lenses.

The next generation hybrid contact lenses present a central zone made of a high oxygen permeable rigid material and a peripheral skirt made of a silicone hydrogel material.

The lens manufacturing process takes place in two steps:

- The assembly of the two materials (RGP "rigid gas permeable" and silicone hydrogel) that will be polymerized to form a blue hybrid blank (with a rigid zone on the top and a soft material on the underside). This assembly is the fruit of four years of R-Y-D work. The patents are held by the company. Combining these two materials together allows the company to produce a lens that offers all the advantages and benefits of a RGP material for the central portion, plus the proven comfort by using a silicone hydrogel material for the soft skirt.

- The dry cutting of the blank (inner side and outer side). Then the blank is hydrated to create the hybrid lens.

The technology allows to manufacture individually or in pairs the lens. Then there is a quality process during which the lenses are spent under a profile projector to verify the overall shape and make sure there is no default.

The lenses offer :
- The visual acuity and crisp vision of a rigid lens thanks to the RGP centre
- High Dk (dielectric constant) material to ensure and maintain optimum corneal health
- Great comfort thanks to the silicone hydrogel soft skirt
- A simple fitting protocol and excellent centration even on difficult and irregular corneas
- The control of spherical aberration thanks to a high-definition aspheric design
- A UV filter that filters 99% of UV-A and 97% of UV-B, no micro-bubbles or 3/9 staining
- No corneal erosion
- A flexible wearing schedule enabling both daily and occasional wear
- The benefits offered by these lenses both from the wearers´ and the practitioners´ points of view respond to real market needs

A proven material :
This lens is manufactured from worldwide renowned material.
The contact lenses, manufactured from the blanks, were successfully introduced into the French market in 2012. Thousands of wearers each day already benefit from the comfort and visual acuity of those contact lenses. This number continues to grow.

A patented technology :
The double-patented technology underlying the polymeric suture that enables to assemble the RGP and soft materials is the result of 5 years of extensive R-Y-D.

The company seeks licence agreements and manufacturing partners to enable contact lens laboratories to produce their own hybrid contact lenses for their respective markets or to manufacture hybrid lenses for their clients.
Advantages and Innovations:
The lenses are manufactured in France. Innovation and lens manufacturing process have been awarded by an innovation trophy.

There are several reasons to switch from the manufacturing of conventional lenses to the manufacturing of hybrid lenses:
- The comfort of a soft lens,
- The visual quality of a rigid lens,
- Full respect for eye health
- The safety of the quarterly renewal
- A flexible lens wear arrangements,
- Tailor-made for all eyes,
- A 100% French innovation.

The values are:
- A new concept in contact lenses using the latest technology.
- The quality of the lenses available in different geometries including Bi-, Front-/Back-Toric and Multifocal.
- The satisfaction of eye-care professionals and wearers.

The company is member of the SYFFOC (the union of manufacturers and suppliers of optical contact) and member of the EFCLIN (European federation of the contact lens industry).

The company´s laboratory is NF-EN-ISO 9001 and NF-EN-ISO 13 certified.

It has modern manufacturing facilities and has received awards for its innovation.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Patents granted,Exclusive Rights

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The SME offers partnerships with laboratories to manufacture themselves the hybrid lenses, to enable contact lens laboratories to produce their own hybrid contact lenses for their respective markets. In that case, the license agreement is considered.

The SME is also interested in manufacturing agreements for partners such as laboratories willing to beneficiate from the SME´s expertise. Potential partners can also be opticians

The targeted location is primarily worldwide except USA.
Namely, the company already has partnerships within Europe, India, Africa.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME 11-49
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
French

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
02007023 Materiales híbridos