Bioptigen Receives $1.2M NIH Grant for Pediatric Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography
Bioptigen received a $1,257,593 Calendar Year 2012 NIH Grant for Pediatric Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. This is the second tranche of a $2.7M grant that was awarded in 2011. Bradley Bower is the PI. Below is a summary of the study.
Acquiring diagnostic images of the retina in children is necessary to the prevention and treatment of pediatric eye disease, but it is often difficult due to the large range of eye shapes and sizes from preemies to older children and the inability of most children within this range to focus on an imaging target during the test. Current imaging methods only provide a two-dimensional surface picture of the retina, potentially missing information about the disease state. Bioptigen is proposing the development of a handheld medical device, the Pediatric and Perioperative Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (PP-SDOCT) imaging system, which will enable photographers to rapidly acquire both depth slices and blood flow information non-invasively in pediatric eyes and could greatly aid in the research and treatment outcomes of pediatric eye disease.