NETPark based PolyPhotonix signs deal to make eyesight-saving masks

NETPark based PolyPhotonix signs deal to make eyesight-saving masks

A County Durham firm that makes masks to treat people with diabetes has signed a major deal with a Japanese tech giant.

PolyPhotonix has developed a mask that can be used to treat diabetic patients that are at risk of losing their sight.

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, which causes high blood sugar levels to damage the back of the eye.

PolyPhotonix’s sleep mask has been designed to be worn at night and delivers a precise dose of light therapy while the wearer is asleep. The treatment reduces and reverses the effects of diabetic retinopathy.

The company, based at Sedgefield’s NETPark, has now signed a deal with Tohoku Pioneer Corporation, which will provide it with OLED panels that will be integrated into the Noctura 400 sleep mask.

Source: Chronicle Live

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