Alchimia’s perfluorocarbons are 100% fluorinated compounds; the absence of the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contaminant and the Hvalue less than 10 ppm makes them absolutely non-toxic. To be used intraoperatively to defold and stabilize the detached retina, HPF8 (perfluoro-n-octane) and HPF10 (perfluorodecalin) are the most controlled perfluorocarbons on the market. To guarantee their safety, we perform chemical tests of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) and Gas Chromatography (GC).
Alchimia’s perfluorocarbons are tested for cytotoxicity on ARPE-19 and BALB 3T3 cells to guarantee the safety of the surgeon and patient. Find out more about cytotoxicity
Alchimia is one of the leading European manufacturers of medical devices for ophthalmic surgery and human tissue banking with the aim of improving the daily routine of the medical personnel and the quality of life of patients.