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Celebration of Otto Wichterle’s 108th birthday by Google with a Doodle

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Otto Wichterle is the man who is known to invent soft contact lenses. Google celebrates Wichterle’s life on his birth anniversary by displaying a doodle.

On October 27, celebration of Czech chemist Otto Wichterle’s birthday celebrations took place. The doodle featured an animated statuette. The statuette was holding a lens on his finger.

Otto Wichterle was born on October 27 in Prostjov, Czech Republic in the year 1913. Wichterle was a science lover from his childhood.

In 1936, Wichterle earned his doctorate from the Prague Institute of Chemical Technology. He taught being a professor during the 1950s. Meanwhile, he developed an absorbant as well as transparent gel for eye implants.

Some confusion in political aspect pushed him out of the Institute, but that didn’t become an obstacle for him. He still carried on with his development at home.

In the year 1961, Wichterle invented the first soft contact lenses with the help of a DIY apparatus made of a child’s erector set, a bicycle light battery, a phonograph motor as well as a homemade glass tubing and molds.

In 1993, Wichterle got elected as the first president of the Academy of the Czech Republic.

Google page says that Wichterle’s innovations also laid the base for state-of-the-art medical technologies like ‘smart’ biomaterials. They are used to restoring human connective tissues along with bio-recognizable polymers which have inspired a new standard for drug administration.

Otto Wichterle has contributed a lot in the scientific field. The appreciation that he has received is something what he completely deserves. Today’s World cannot be imagined without contact lenses. His hardwork and capabilities has provided a lot to the World.

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