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Expanding the potential applications for its oxygen and pH sensing patches, Ocean Optics has obtained US Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI certification for these products.

Ocean Optic’s Hioxy coating for Redeye Oxygen patches and Sol-gel coating for pH applications have met the testing criteria required for this certification.

The company’s optical oxygen and pH sensors are designed for accurate, real-time, in-situ measurements in packaging and other enclosed containers.

The proprietary sensor coating materials do not consume the sample and can be applied to substrates such as probes, self-adhesive acrylic patches (the format tested for USP Class VI) and microtiter wells.

Coating options are available for general lab use, high-sensitivity applications and hydrocarbon-rich environments.

Depending on the application, oxygen presence or pH can be visually determined by colour change with a handheld LED, or a fluorometer can be used to make exact measurements.

The USP is a non-governmental standards setting organisation.

According to Ocean Optics, Class VI is its most stringent testing protocol for classification of plastics used in medicines and other health care technologies.

With USP Class VI certification, the biocompatibility, toxicity and extractables of Ocean Optics’ sensor coatings are assured to be compatible with biological and pharmaceutical processes and implantable devices.

Testing and certification were provided by NAMSA, Northwood, Ohio.

Ocean Optics is a supplier of products for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter.

With locations in the US, Asia and Europe, the company has sold more than 150,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1989.

Ocean Optics’ range of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibres, thin films and optics.

The company is part of the Halma group of safety and detection companies.

Ocean Optics – Inventor of Miniature Fibre Optic Spectrometers

Interpreting the interaction with light

Ocean Optics is a diversified electro-optics technology company and a global leader in solutions for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter.

Worldwide sales and support

With locations in the United States, Europe and Asia, the company serves a wide range of markets and enabled diverse applications in medical and biological research, environmental monitoring, life science, science education, and process and quality control.

Our extensive product line

With the nearly 1,500 unique products in our portfolio, we are able to assist you with virtually any optical sensing need. Our line of products include spectrometers, optical sensors, metrology instrumentation, light sources, sampling accessories, fibres and probes.

Our OEM capabilities

Do you have a great idea for a commercial product that uses optics? Build on our success and bring your unique product to volume markets. Our specialised OEM engineering team will work closely together with your engineering team to ensure the best set-up for your demands.

Our success

Recognized as the inventor of miniature fibre optic spectroscopy, we’ve sold more than 150,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1989. As a result of the dramatic reduction in size and cost, applications once deemed too costly or impractical using conventional spectrometers were not only feasible, but practical. Nowadays our spectrometers can be found anywhere: on treetops in jungles, on oil rigs at sea, on rocket ships in space and even inside the human body.

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