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DSM in Medical

Silicone hydrogels

For over two decades, DSM has been a recognized leader in the research, development and manufacturing of specialty polymers.

Our ophthalmic expertise and technology were major contributors to the development of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Hailed as a breakthrough over traditional hydrogel soft contact lenses, this innovation helped create a new generation of super-permeable contact lenses. They transmit unprecedented amounts of oxygen to the cornea – up to seven times more oxygen than previous contact lenses. High oxygen permeability is essential for maintaining a healthy cornea.

Silicone hydrogel contact lens

Our extensive knowledge of silicone hydrogel manufacturing and materials innovation, including new chemistries, the production of reactive hydrogel precursors, and manufacturing process optimizations allows us to meet all the development and manufacturing needs of our ophthalmic partners.