Icare Finland values especially Innokas Medical’s strong industrial and quality know-how
Icare Finland Oy is an advanced medical technology company based in Vantaa, Finland. The company’s product line consists of tonometers, specialized instruments for measuring Intra Ocular Pressure (IOP) with unique, patented rebound technology. Icare Finland is a part of Revenio Group Corporation, a public company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.
Icare® HOME tonometer is the company’s new innovation, designed for home use for glaucoma patients or people, who need regular IOP monitoring by ophthalmologist’s recommendation. Icare® HOME enables IOP monitoring anywhere and anytime, and it is one of the first methods for 24h IOP monitoring outside clinics. The new concept with continuous monitoring provides more information to the ophthalmologist and comfort for the patient. Also, the clinical efficiency can be improved. The device is based on a rebound measuring principle that requires no anesthesia drops, air or specialized skills for its use. Icare® HOME is CE-marked and cleared by FDA, and it is today sold in Finland, Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, Australia and China.
“Innokas also has the industrial and quality know-how as well as the experience in manufacturing health technology products that we need.”
Former CEO, Icare Finland
Innokas Medical and Icare Finland have worked together for several years already as Innokas has been Icare’s partner in different kind of product development projects. In addition to this, Innokas Medical and Icare Finland signed a manufacturing agreement in autumn 2016. The contract covers the manufacturing of Icare® HOME tonometer at Innokas Kempele factory. The actual work started first with the production transfer, and today Innokas manufactures the device for the customer at Innokas Kempele factory. Timo Hilden, CEO (Former) at Icare Finland, says that Innokas was selected as the manufacturing partner because the company needed a partner with quality and industrial experience as well as strong expertise in healthcare technology manufacturing.
“Our mutual journey with Innokas has been a good one. Innokas has a very talented team willing to cooperate and communicate with customers in a deep level. Innokas also has the industrial and quality know-how as well as the experience in manufacturing health technology products that we need. In addition, Innokas’ competitive pricing was one of the key issues affecting the choice”, Hilden says.