1. NinePoint's OCT Imaging Technology for Barrett's and Esophageal Dysplasia

    NinePoint's OCT Imaging Technology for Barrett's and Esophageal Dysplasia
    NinePoint Medical is a new company developing an optical coherence tomography system for diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus and dysplasia. The firm just signed a major intellectual property licensing agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital that includes rights to 188 patents and patent applications owned by MGH. Here's what a company rep tells Medgadget about its technology: •NinePoint utilizes an advanced form of Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) known as OFDI (optical frequency-domain imaging). Developed by Drs. Brett Bouma and Gary Tearney, two leading researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, OFDI enables physicians to digitally image organs such as the esophagus ...
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