Johnson & Johnson Vision gives research grant to Dr. Li

December 10, 2018

Dr. Zhenyu Li has received a one year, $151,525 research grant from Johnson & Johnson Vision for “Microfluidic Devices for Evaluating Tear Deposition on Contact Lenses.”  Biomolecules in tears such as lipids and proteins can interact with contact lens and form deposits, which may cause discomfort, inflammation, and even corneal damage.  However due to the small volumes of tears, no instrument exists that can study the interactions of real human tears with contact lens materials in a quantitative and reproducible manner.  This project aims to use microfluidics technology to build a tear analysis platform capable of quantifying the molecular depositions on contact lens.