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Customizable, medical grade MCF to meet unique specifications of medical devices

, San Francisco, CA, January 19, 2023

OFS announced today it is now offering multicore fibers for the medical market. OFS will showcase their multicore fiber for medical devices at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California during the BiOS Expo from January 28 through 29, 2023, and Photonics West Exhibition from January 31 through February 2, 2023.

OFS is an industry leader in medical optical fibers, delivering high-quality products and optimal
performance for medical device manufacturers. OFS has developed and tested multicore fiber
prototypes in both single-mode (SM) and multimode (MM) with cores ranging from 4 to 8 in
quantity. The optical fibers can be coated with various biocompatible materials such as a silicone
primary layer and an ETFE buffer for high temperatures. OFS offers other coating options that
may be suitable to optimize performance for customer-specific needs such as OFS proprietary
hard-clad polymer, HCS®.

Multicore fiber is an innovative approach to engineering fiber for power delivery in medical
procedures. Adam Hokansson, Director, Optical Fiber & Sensor, says “We’re excited to explore
how our multicore capability can improve product performance in existing medical applications
and procedures, as well as enable single fiber-based approaches in new ones.”

To learn more about OFS multicore fibers in medical devices visit OFS at BiOS Expo, booth 8358, and Photonics West Exhibition, booth #4505, and www.ofsoptics.com.

About OFS
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer, and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable,
connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTx), and specialty fiber optic products. We put our
development and manufacturing resources to work creating solutions for applications in such
areas as telecommunications, medicine, industrial networking, sensing, aerospace, defense, and
energy. We provide reliable, cost-effective fiber optic solutions that help our customers meet the
needs of consumers and businesses today and into the future.

Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S.A., OFS is a global provider with facilities
in several countries worldwide. OFS is part of Furukawa Electric Group, a multi-billion-dollar
leader in optical communications.

Please visit www.ofsoptics.com.

OFS PR Contact
John Lawrence
+1 (860) 678-6548

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