Services

Your world-class R&D, testing and analysis partner

In just 30 years Contamac has evolved into probably the most sophisticated manufacturer of CL and IOL materials in the world. Today we can produce up to 18 million blanks each year.

Most of the technologies and production methods we use were developed in-house. We have our own pool of highly-trained specialists and operate out of state-of-the-art premises, featuring an ISO7 (Class 10,000) clean room and sophisticated R&D and testing laboratories. We are ISO accredited, Queen’s Award for Innovation winners, and have close ties with some of the world’s leading centres of learning. These facilities are now available to you.

If you need a biocompatible material developed to your own unique specification or requirements, talk to us.


Bespoke R&D

Our research is focussed, quick and dynamic, and our IP portfolio extensive. Whether you want your own product, help with bespoke biocompatible polymer development or materials produced to your own exact requirements, Contamac is the perfect research partner. The combination of our first-class facilities and track-record in developing exceptional CL and IOL materials uniquely qualifies us to develop new formulations on behalf of clients.


Testing and analysis

The regulatory approval process is becoming ever more stringent. Today, Contamac helps countless laboratories comply with new testing standards. Let Contamac do all the heavy lifting.

We have successfully achieved CE marking, ISO accreditation, and filed more than a dozen 510K submissions. Contamac’s significant analytical capabilities have not only helped many CL companies obtain regulatory approval, but provide the backbone for a wider range of testing and analysis services, including:

Analytical techniques

  • Gas chromatography
  • UV spectrophotometre
  • Contact angle measurement
  • Extractable determination
  • Residual monomer content

Physical techniques

  • Modulus
  • Oxygen permeability
  • Refractive index
  • Water content
  • Specific gravity

Contact lens characteristics

  • Lens parameter determination
  • Care solution compatibility studies
  • Shelf life

Expert advisors

Many organisations promise to provide expert advice. Contamac actually delivers.

We know that by helping our clients turn intention into action we are helping to raise standards across the industry as a whole. That’s because our client-led research and development programmes often result in technical innovation, which leads to better product engineering, which broadens the range and depth of the services we offer, which provides the impetus for yet more research and development.

Contamac offers expert guidance on literally every aspect of CL and IOL machining, fitting and marketing, from advising on appropriate regulatory frameworks, through conducting clinical trials, to offering guidance on manufacturing issues and wastage levels – even what clothing lab technicians should wear. We can deliver lectures on clients’ behalf and design marketing collateral. We also produce customised programmes and educational support on a wide variety of subject areas, including clinical indications and best practice, new technologies and material advancements, and CET education direct to eye care professionals.

Contamac prides itself on being more than simply a material manufacturer. We are the industry specialists – and as such, we offer the widest choice of specialist consultancy services available.


Medical device

One of many by-products of Contamac’s pioneering work with biocompatible materials is our development of bespoke coatings for implantable medical devices and advanced applications. We now offer a tailor-made coating service that can include masking, pre-treating, cutting, testing, packaging and labelling.

Designed and manufactured by highly skilled chemists in our own laboratories and ISO7 (Class 10,000) clean room, our UV-cured coatings are produced to the highest clinical standards, suitable for cardiovascular and neurovascular applications. Talk to us for more information.

Empowering your vision – by driving your product development