Global press release
Danish MedTech start-up disrupts the global market for eye treatment: Many challenges are associated with the conventional eye drop bottle. The global ophthalmic industry has long pushed for a way to better deliver medication to the eye. Now, the Danish-based MedTech start-up, EYE-GO, has the solution that can improve the lives of millions of people globally suffering from severe eye conditions. Leading ophthalmologists and frontrunning international players in the industry have already named it “a true game-changer in eye treatment”. The Danish state participated in the latest investment round.
EYE-GO has developed a truly revolutionary medical device for ophthalmic drug administration. This system is the first to consistently secure the right dose and the right delivery into the cornea of the eye so that people with severe and chronic eye conditions can benefit from the full effect of the ocular medication for improved eye health.
Henrik Nagel, CEO of EYE-GO elaborates: “One of the disruptive features of our technology is a high precision micro pump that releases a gentle mist of only 6µl (microliters), which matches the optimal absorption capacity of the cornea. In comparison, a dense drop from an eye drop bottle is between 30-60µl (microliters), which is a significant waste of resources as it cannot be absorbed in the cornea, and also risks irritating the skin around the eyes.”
The effectiveness of EYE-GO’s advanced technology makes it cost-competitive globally to the conventional eye drop bottle. It further allows the global ophthalmic industry to optimize the level of active ingredients and introduce innovative ocular medication for entirely new treatment possibilities. That is good news for patients, and for business.
Another revolutionary aspect of EYE-GO’s ocular drug delivery system is its ease of use.
Henrik explains: “We wanted to create an exceptional user experience, at the same time as delivering the best therapeutic treatment effect for the eye. The result is a system that is extremely easy and comfortable to use – whether you are young or senior, and whether you are at home or on the go. People with eye disease are simply much more inclined to complete their treatment when it can be done in a convenient, comfortable, and hassle-free way. And that translates directly into a reduced risk of blindness, improved eye health, and quality of life.”
Chairman of the board, Christian Stig Møller concludes: “We are very excited about the future. From the beginning, there has been an overwhelming interest in EYE-GO, and we are far in the dialogue with several interested pharma partners. We are also in the very fortunate position that all funding is in place to finalize the fully functional prototype that is reproducible in large numbers. That will take us from proof of technology to proof of concept.” Today, the circle of owners of EYE-GO includes business angles, Maj Invest, and as of this fall also financial support from Vækstfonden and Innovationsfonden, both owned by the Danish state.