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.
Cataract 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.