Next Biosciences is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Adcock Ingram, leader in eye care in South Africa. This exciting collaboration will optimise efficiency and positively impact the distribution of our biological ophthalmology products: AmnioMatrix and OptiSerum.
Adcock Ingram will take charge of marketing and sales, leveraging their industry expertise and extensive market presence, while Next Biosciences will remain focused on manufacturing these unique biological products in our ISO13485 accredited laboratory.
We look forward to this exciting new chapter as we embark on this journey with Adcock Ingram. Together, we're redefining the landscape of eye care and paving the way for a brighter, clearer future.
OptiSerum contains natural growth factors, proteins and vitamin A, similar to natural tears. When applied to the ophthalmic surface, it promotes and enhances wound healing of ocular surface diseases and severe dry eye.
Severe Dry Eye:
Other uses Include:
*Orders received on a Friday will only be dispatched on the following Monday due to the storage requirements.
OptiSerum can be stored as follows until time of use:
Twelve months from date of manufacture or within expiry date printed on the bottle label.
Home refrigerator (4-10°C)
Use within 7 days of opening/thawing.
Ensure that product is stored in original packaging.
DO NOT use after expiry date stated on the packaging.
Remove OptiSerum bottle from freezer and allow to thaw at room temperature.
DO NOT thaw in microwave or boiling water. Once thawed, immediately place the bottle in the refrigerator. When opened, the eye drops must be kept at 4-10°C and used within 7 days.
Apply 1 drop in the affected eye/eyes, 4 times a day or as otherwise prescribed. Your doctor will tell you how long your treatment will last. To avoid contamination of your eye drops, do not let the bottle tip touch your eye or any surface. Always wash your hands before applying eye drops.
Tilts your head back and look at the ceiling. Hold the bottle with the tip down over your eye.
Gently pull the lower eyelid down, until there is a small pocket between the eyelid and eyeball.
Squeeze the dropper bottle to release a drop into your eye.
Replace and tighten the cap immediately after use and place bottle back in the fridge at 4-10°C.
OptiSerum can be ordered directly from Next Biosciences with a valid script. Alternatively, visit your nearest pharmacy to confirm if they stock OptiSerum.
Your bottle of OptiSerum can be used for up to 7 days once thawed.
To ensure that OptiSerum lasts the full 7 days, it is imperative that the correct storage instructions are adhered to.
Yes, OptiSerum can be used when wearing contact lenses as it is a close substitute for your natural tears. Please ensure that you always consultant your healthcare provider before use.
OptiSerum is obtained from umbilical cord blood that remains in the placenta and the attached umbilical cord after childbirth.
The donors are carefully screened and tested for transmissible diseases (HIV, Hepatitis B&C, HTLV, CMV and Syphilis) during the donation process. This is done in accordance with the South African National Health Act, 2003.
Colour variations may occur with the different product batches as OptiSerum is a product made from cord blood. During the processing, there may be some haemoglobin left behind which gives the solution a pink colouring. Haemoglobin is an inert molecule and will not cause any adverse reactions.
Pricing varies according to the usage provided on your script. Kindly contact us to confirm pricing.
It does not contain stem cells, it is derived from stem cells.
Umbilical cord blood serum has been found to be more effective than autologous serum eye drops in healing epithelial defects, as cord blood serum contains 2-3 times higher levels of growth factors.