Tissot Medical Research SA is located in Le Locle, Switzerland. Nestled in the scenic Jura Mountain valley, the city is the very heart of the Swiss Watch industry. For centuries, the population has learned to apply increasing sophistication in the development of precision technologies such as premium watches and medical instruments.
The first research related to intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement started in 2006 at the New South Wales University. Professor Ahmed Elsheikh began his work on the biomechanical properties of the cornea and the measurement of IOP. After moving to Dundee University in Scotland, he applied for his first patent on continuous IOP measurement.
In 2010, meetings with the Tissot Economic Foundation took place to conclude an agreement for the development and commercialisation of such an IOP measurement device. On October 20, 2010, Tissot Medical Research SA was founded.
Tissot Medical Research received exclusive license agreements for the development and commercialization of the device technology.
In the initial two years following company formation (2011-2012), we focused on improving the original contact lens sensor prototype. Tissot collaborated with local Swiss partners having complementary expertise, to focus and execute its research and development goals.
By 2013, Tissot had defined the initial materials, components, assemblies and created the next version prototypes and test rigs for further proof of concept testing.
Starting 2014 through today, significant research and development advances were made focused on the evolving and improved contact lens sensor design and manufacturing capabilities.
In 2016, Tissot Medical Research reinforced the team with Medtech professionals, having extensive technical and quality background for bringing the product to its maturity.
Financing agreement and strategic collaboration for the Asian market is concluded.
The Tissot IOP system is now ready for its final Development and Clinical Study stages and is preparing for CE Mark approval.