About HR

About HR

1930's - 1940's - Hospital Use

The Legacy of HR® Lubricating Jelly dates back to 1925 when the HR® formula was imported from Germany. Soon thereafter, Holland-Rantos began marketing the original "Vaginal Jelly" to be known as HR® Lubricating Jelly.

1940's - 1950's - Medical & Family Use

In the 1940's, the Holland-Rantos Co., and its HR® branded product line was sold to Young's Rubber Co., which manufactured the Trojan Condom.

1950's - 1960's - Hospital Use

HR® Lubricating Jelly has been used in a variety of medical applications, including surgical and reproductive therapies, as well as the development of the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator in the 1950's. It was first used as a primary echogenic medium for ultrasonic procedures dating back to the early 1960's.

1970's - Hospital Use

With its rich history in hand, during the 1970's and 1980's, HR® Lubricating Jelly morphed itself into the go to medical lubricant that controlled a significant market share in the medical world. HR® Lubricating Jelly has always been considered a premium medical lubricant that offers a Universal appeal throughout the entire medical community.

1980's - 1990's - Medical Use

In 1985, the HR® brand was sold to Carter-Wallace; in 1999, they ceased operations.

2010 to 2012 - Medical Use

In 2002, the mission to bring HR® Lubricating Jelly began; in 2007 a 32 month historical manufacturing and distribution study ensued. January 2010, HR® Lubricating Jelly achieved Pre-amendment Status by the FDA; this was the first of its kind to be granted since May 28, 1976 when the 510(k) processes began.

2012 to Present - Medical Use

In 2012, HR® began offering HR® Lubricating Jelly in several strengths. During the development, HR® reinvented its packaging structure and design to accommodate the patient needs and to give a more modern look to the HR® Lubricating Jelly brand.

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