Since its start in 2003, NIIOS R&D has worked closely with academic and industrial partners on several innovative projects. In our experience, it takes input and expertise from a variety of viewpoints to generate innovative ideas. That’s why our team of ophthalmologists, eye bank specialists and scientists is eager to partner with companies, universities, academic centers and other organizations to develop new techniques and devices.

Here are several of the acclaimed organizations with whom NIIOS R&D is currently working:

Industrial Partners:

Albomed, DORC International (read more), DSM, Eurobio, Hippocratech, Oftavinci Research, Ophtec, SurgiCube International (read more), TNO, Visser Contactlenzen (read more), Vitreq

EU Consortium Partners:


Partners at Academic Centers, Universities, Hospitals and Clinics:

Dr. Perry Binder, Gordon & Weiss Vision Institute, San Diego (California), USA
Dr. Claus Cursiefen, University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Dr. Martine Jager, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands
Dr. Carla Nieuwendaal, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Dr. Oganes Oganesyan, Moscow Helmholtz Research Institute of Eye Diseases, Moscow, Russia
Dr. John Parker, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, Birmingham (Alabama), USA
Dr. Ramin Salouti, Salouti Eye Clinic, Shiraz, Iran
Dr. Rob Verdijk, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Various partners at the University of Groningen, Rotterdam Eye Hospital and Radboud University Medical Center.

Partners in Multicenter Study on DMEK:

NIIOS R&D is collaborating with more than 50 corneal specialists worldwide in a multicenter study on DMEK. We are documenting experiences in more than 2000 DMEK eyes and evaluating the procedure’s clinical outcomes. Surgeons participating in this study come from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the United States.