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Ophthalmology

Medical Device Coatings for Opthalmology

Ophthalmology is that area of medicine relating to the treatment of diseases of the eye.  The aging of the world’s population worldwide is leading to a rapid increase in the 65-and-over age population, the population that accounts for the highest incidence and prevalence of eye conditions and diseases.  Thus this market is experiencing an accelerated rate of new device and new technique introductions.

Harland’s Ophthalmology customers produce devices that treat two of the more common eye diseases, cataracts and glaucoma.

ophthalmology_overview_01Cataract surgical devices benefit from the reduced friction needed for intraocular lens insertion.  New glaucoma treatments employ tiny devices where a low friction surface may be beneficial.   Other devices can employ Harland drug delivery coatings.   Because of the micro-scale of these devices, they require precise coating application and thicknesses.

Harland satisfies these needs with up to date technologies.
• Harland’s Lubricent®  family of hydrophilic coatings provide exceptional friction reduction along with state-of-the-art durability and low particle generation.

• Bacticent® drug delivery coating provide flexible delivery of proven infection fighting drugs, delivered to where an infection is most likely to occur.

Automated Coaters and Test Systems
Harland offers six families of automated coaters which can apply nearly every coating technology in commercial use today.  Systems to coat as low as one part at a time up to large-scale systems designed to coat tens of millions of parts a year.

 

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Working With Us
Access to these technologies is simple,  direct and results in a complete coating program.  Partnering  with Harland features…

Open collaboration
Harland encourages close participation in understanding coating objectives, developing the exact balance of properties to meet these objectives and validating the process to ensure your coating is fully ready for production either at your plant or in Harland’s own Coating Services facilities.

Simple business model
Harland’s coating technologies are accessible through a simple supply agreement and do not require the added cost and time associated with a royalty-bearing license agreement.

Stage-gated process
Harland’s Start Now ™ step-wise process is designed to move your program swiftly and efficiently through to commercial completion all the while giving you complete visibility and control of the process.

Harland Products and Services

Coating technologies

Coating process development

Automated coating and testing systems

Manufacturing services

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