Access Optics is improving the way physicians see inside the body – and it’s not with X-ray glasses!
Whether evaluating a torn ACL or a diseased gallbladder, endoscopic instruments permit doctors to more accurately diagnose patients through minimally-invasive surgery. Endoscopic surgery involves insertion of a tube into the body to take a biopsy, remove foreign objects or use a camera to take photographs or video. Sterilization of endoscopic tools means these instruments must undergo extensive high-pressure, high-temperature autoclave cleanings which cause significant wear and tear.
Through nanotechnology, Access Optics is creating a superior seal for endoscopic instruments that connects the lens to the metal encasement on the probing device. The nanoparticles improve the “coating” quality of the metal, adhere better to the lens and prevent water from seeping into the medical devices. This Oklahoma-grown technology offers a much better, more economical seal, greatly extending the life of these expensive, sophisticated medical instruments.
With a customer base that includes multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 companies, Access Optics is proud to be located in Oklahoma.
“What has given us a slingshot advance is the legislators’ work through OCAST and the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance. Oklahoma is doing a good job of providing critical funding for innovative ideas and the companies that take those ideas to market. The opportunity is as good in Oklahoma as anywhere else. There is no reason why our state can’t become a leader in science and technology. We are very excited about Oklahoma and what the future holds.” – Robert Hogrefe, president of Access Optics, moved to Oklahoma from Boston
“Oklahoma is a good place to run a business because of: Location – Oklahoma is easily accessible from all areas of the country. Labor pool – No matter what their education level, Oklahomans are hard working, easily trainable and take their work seriously. Cost – the cost of doing business here can’t be beat.” – Robert and Pam Hogrefe