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    1. Position for Application Engineer in OCT, based in Shenzhen, China

      Position for Application Engineer in OCT, based in Shenzhen, China

      AlazarTech, a manufacturer of high-performance, low‑cost PC-Based Instruments, invites applications for the position of Application Engineer to work in the Shenzhen office of Scott Engineering Ltd. to provide pre-sales and post-sales technical sales support to AlazarTech customers, test and calibrate AlazarTech products, and assist customers in adapting example programs supplied by AlazarTech to their specific needs. Responsibilities include: Communicating with customers to understand their application and matching it to the appropriate AlazarTech product Making remote and on-site demonstrations of AlazarTech products for customers (pre-sales) Testing and verifying products received from AlazarTech prior to shipment to customer, as added Quality ...

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    2. Avinger Announces First Patients Enrolled in Post-Market Study Comparing Pantheris OCT Imaging to Intravascular Ultrasound

      Avinger Announces First Patients Enrolled in Post-Market Study Comparing Pantheris OCT Imaging to Intravascular Ultrasound

      Avinger, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGR ), a leading developer of innovative treatments for peripheral artery disease (PAD), today announced the initiation of the SCAN study, a post-market study comparing optical coherence tomography (OCT) with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) as a diagnostic imaging tool in the peripheral arteries. OCT is a light-based, high definition imaging modality, which generates no X-ray radiation. Avinger's proprietary Lumivascular technology utilizes OCT to provide real-time intravascular imaging during the treatment of peripheral artery disease. The Company's Pantheris image-guided atherectomy and Ocelot image-guided chronic total occlusion (CTO) crossing catheters are the only catheters available worldwide that incorporate the ...

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    3. Optovue Announces Expanded FDA Clearance of Epithelial Thickness Mapping

      Optovue Announces Expanded FDA Clearance of Epithelial Thickness Mapping

      Optovue , the global leader in the development of optical coherence tomography ( OCT ) and OCT angiography ( OCTA ), today announced an expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for non-contact, quantitative measurements of the epithelial and stromal layers of the cornea, termed epithelial thickness mapping or ETM. The expanded clearance adds a nine-millimeter ETM scan to the previously available six-millimeter map, allowing for detection of epithelial irregularities in an area that is about two-and-a-quarter times that of the area covered by the six-millimeter scan. Optovue’s ETM, now available on the Avanti® Widefield OCT system, is the first and only FDA-cleared product indicated to ...

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    4. OCT Angiography Summit 2018 - Portland Oregon, August 3rd, 2018

      OCT Angiography Summit 2018 - Portland Oregon, August 3rd, 2018

      OCT Angiography Summit 2018 CME Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon on August 4, 2018 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. This annual event brings together world-renowned experts to teach and discuss the latest technological advancements and emerging clinical applications for OCT angiography - the new no-injection method of visualizing the ocular circulation in 3 dimensions. The hot topics this year: Detecting choroidal neovascularization prior to leakage - is the clinically important? Can OCT angiography replace visual field in glaucoma assessment? 3D vascular anatomy of the retina by adaptive-optics & projection-resolved OCT angiograpahy. Other attractions: Exhibitions of commercially-available OCT angiography systems. Kick-off ...

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    5. Multiple Research Scientist and Post-Doctoral Positions in OCT Available at the University of Washington, Seattle.

      Multiple Research Scientist and Post-Doctoral Positions in OCT Available at the University of Washington, Seattle.

      There are multiple research scientists and postdoctoral positions immediately available at the Wang Lab [Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory (BAIL)], Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. These positions are associated with research grants sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Washington Research Foundation and Medical Industries, with a focus on clinical translation of optical coherence tomography to Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Dentistry. The research areas in BAIL include optical coherence tomography, optical micro-angiography (OCTA), photoacoustic imaging (PAI), multiphoton microscopy, hyperspectral imaging and their applications in small animal models (stroke, Alzheimers’ disease, heart developments and repair, retinopathy, cancer, and sensory stimulations ...

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    6. Optovue Receives FDA Clearance for AngioAnalytics – the World’s First OCT Angiography Metrics

      Optovue Receives FDA Clearance for AngioAnalytics – the World’s First OCT Angiography Metrics

      Optovue announced FDA 510(k) clearance of AngioAnalytics™, the world’s first optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) blood vessel measurement technology to help clinicians manage diseases that cause progressive blindness. The company also received clearance for its three-dimensional projection artifact removal (3D PAR) software, which greatly improves OCTA image quality and enables accurate measurement and interpretation of OCTA images. AngioAnalytics and 3D PAR are commercially available in the U.S. “AngioAnalytics and 3D PAR are game changers because they 'erase' overlying inner retinal blood vessel artifacts allowing for better visualization and more accurate measurement of the outer retina and choroidal ...

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    7. Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in the Ocular Imaging Program at the Singapore Eye Research Institute

      Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in the Ocular Imaging Program at the Singapore Eye Research Institute

      The Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) serves as Singapore’s national research institute for ophthalmic and vision research. SERI functions as the research arm of the various clinical ophthalmic centres in Singapore, including the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), the national clinical centre for ophthalmology in Singapore. SERI has developed a world-leading reputation in broad-based clinical translational research programmes for eye diseases. Recently SERI has established an ocular imaging program together with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the directorship of Prof. Leopold Schmetterer. SERI is seeking a highly qualified individual to take on a significant role in this rapidly expanding ...

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    8. Research Scientist Position at IPG Photonics

      Research Scientist Position at IPG Photonics

      R&D Scientist (Sensors) The IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) Canada invents, develops and produces market-disrupting sensor technology that enables unprecedented capabilities to visualize, understand and control laser manufacturing processes. The group’s products are integrated with IPG’s world-leading photonic material processing solutions and are used to provide quality assurance for high-power industrial laser processing applications in advanced manufacturing environments around the world. Our technology empowers many household brands to offer increasingly safe, efficient and performant solutions to consumers and industry alike. We are seeking a new member of our R&D team to accelerate our scientific and product development ...

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    9. Opto-Mechanical Engineer at Oculus

      Opto-Mechanical Engineer at Oculus

      We are looking for an Opto-Mechanical Engineer to join our Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) team in Menlo Park, CA. In this role, you would work closely with researchers as part of a multi-disciplinary systems engineering team (e.g. mechanical, electrical, optical, and software) to design, build, test, and maintain novel wearable neural interface technologies. Our research is focused on developing functional brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies for use in consumer electronic products. Our team collaborates extensively with small companies and academic institutions, and publishes in peer-reviewed journals. Responsibilities Drive opto-mechanical engineering activities to completion in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary engineering team Work ...

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    10. Optical Engineering Opening at Oculus

      Optical Engineering Opening at Oculus

      We are looking for an Optical Engineer to join our Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) team in Menlo Park, CA. In this role, you will be responsible for building optical systems, including light sources, sensors, waveguides, and related technology building blocks to enable next generation architectures for novel neural interface technologies. Our research is focused on developing functional brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies for use in consumer electronic products. Our team collaborates extensively with small companies and academic institutions, and publishes in peer-reviewed journals. Responsibilities Build, evaluate and characterize electro-optic systems in a laboratory environment Perform simulations, modeling and prototyping for next-generation optical ...

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    11. PhotoniCare Receives $2.1 Million National Institute of Health Phase IIb Small Business Innovation Research Award

      PhotoniCare Receives $2.1 Million National Institute of Health Phase IIb Small Business Innovation Research Award

      PhotoniCare, a medical device company headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, received a $2.1 million award through the National Institute of Health (NIH) Phase llb Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The National Institute of Deafness & Communications Disorders (NIDCD), part of the NIH, is funding this award. The NIDCD conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. In fiscal years 2015 and 2016 PhotoniCare was awarded SBIR Phase ll funding from the NIDCD. The SBIR program is the mechanism by which the NIH and other Federal agencies bring innovative solutions ...

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    12. Heidelberg Engineering’s SPECTRALIS OCT2 Module Headed to the International Space Station

      Heidelberg Engineering’s SPECTRALIS OCT2 Module Headed to the International Space Station

      NASA has been conducting research on the effects of microgravity on vision using the SPECTRALIS imaging platform since 2013. Heidelberg Engineering, a privately-held imaging solutions company focused on advanced diagnostic instruments for eye care professionals, announced the continuation of the SPECTRALIS space odyssey as the SPECTRALIS imaging platform with the company’s next-generation OCT2 Module is headed for the International Space Station (ISS). NASA launched the SPECTRALIS with OCT2 Module to the ISS aboard the Antares 230 Cygnus CRS OA-9, also known as Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 9E on May 21, 2018 from Wallops Island, Virginia. The device will be ...

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    13. Avinger Receives FDA Clearance of Next Generation Pantheris Device

      Avinger Receives FDA Clearance of Next Generation Pantheris Device

      The Pantheris Lumivascular Atherectomy System is the first-ever image-guided atherectomy device for treatment of peripheral artery disease Avinger, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGR), a leading developer of innovative treatments for peripheral artery disease (PAD), announced today that the Company received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its next generation Pantheris® Lumivascular atherectomy system, the first-ever image-guided atherectomy device for the treatment of peripheral artery disease. Lumivascular is the only technology that combines real-time intravascular imaging with highly effective catheters for the treatment of PAD. Peripheral artery disease is projected to affect more than 21 million people ...

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    14. Postdoctoral positions open at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center

      Postdoctoral positions open at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center

      Postdoctoral positions open at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center. Our lab develops and implements optical imaging method in biomedical applications. We work closely with clinicians to translate the latest imaging technologies into clinical settings. The current focus of the lab is ophthalmic imaging for retinal diseases, and endoscopic imaging for GI and intravascular diseases. We are collaborative, interdisciplinary and also highly productive with several new imaging methods developed in recent two years. The lab is located in the vibrant Boston area, providing an excellent living environment out of work. We are looking for strong postdoc candidates with ...

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    15. Postdoctoral Research Position at The University of Liverpool

      Postdoctoral Research Position at The University of Liverpool

      This is an exciting opportunity to join a cross-disciplinary team at The University of Liverpool working on the development of new low cost point of care diagnostic technologies for diabetic retinopathy in China. You will be based in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, and work closely with colleagues in the Department of Eye and Vision Science in the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease in the University, clinicians at St. Paul's Eye Unit in The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, industry partner, public and patient support groups, and also project partners in China. You will be required to ...

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    16. Job Opening for Manager of Advanced Product Development at MST

      Job Opening for Manager of Advanced Product Development at MST

      MST builds surgical devices and instruments for ophthalmic applications ( https://microsurgical.com/ ) and has a job opening for Manager of Advanced Product Development. For more information click this LINK . About MST The Company We make great products that people love. At MST we believe in this philosophy. MST's passion is creating exceptional surgical devices and instruments used to restore or improve sight for patients all over the world. And it is our relentless pursuit of addressing our customers’ needs that creates a profound customer preference. We strive to equip surgeons with the most innovative tools, enabling them to achieve ...

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    17. New software generates high-speed, low latency OCT images by linking waveform digitizers to GPUs using True DMA

      New software generates high-speed, low latency OCT images by linking waveform digitizers to GPUs using True DMA

      AlazarTech, a manufacturer of high-performance, low-cost PC-Based Instruments, today announced the release of a new OCT Signal Processing Library called ATS‑GMA-OCT™ for use with AMD Radeon™ Pro Graphical Processing Units (GPUs). ATS-GMA-OCT provides out-of-the-box OCT imaging. It consists of a library of OpenCL kernels that operate on the data acquired by AlazarTech waveform digitizers. Up to 1.9 million FFTs per second can be calculated, which is more than sufficient for existing swept sources on the market. Windowing, Zero Padding, Dispersion Compensation, and Log functions are also included. The unique modular API for ATS-GMA-OCT allows users to customize their ...

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    18. OCTLIGHT Closes Investment Round on Path to Commercialize OCT Swept Source

      OCTLIGHT Closes Investment Round on Path to Commercialize OCT Swept Source

      OCTLIGHT secures funding years ahead upon successful reaching key milestone OCTLIGHT ApS announces that it has closed an investment round following the successful completion of milestones towards commercializing OCT swept source modules. The funding, which was closed according to plan, will cover the activities of OCTLIGHT over the coming years, focused on development of OCT swept source modules for Ophthalmology as the primary market. Wavelength tuning range doubled to 52 nm showing path towards goal of 100 nm OCTLIGHT has achieved significant milestones towards bringing OCT swept source modules to market. The development of the core VCSEL technology continues, with ...

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    19. Conavi Medical Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of the Novasight Hybrid System with Simultaneous Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Capabilities

      Conavi Medical Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of the Novasight Hybrid System with Simultaneous Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Capabilities

      Conavi TM Medical Inc. ( www.conavi.com ) is pleased to announce that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Novasight TM Hybrid System. The system enables simultaneous imaging of coronary arteries with both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). IVUS or OCT are typically used by interventional cardiologists to image coronary anatomy during angioplasty and stenting procedures. "This is the world's first intravascular imaging system for clinical use with the capability to acquire both IVUS and OCT images using a single catheter. IVUS and OCT are the two ...

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    20. NinePoint Medical, Inc. Enters Into A Strategic Partnership and Worldwide Distribution with Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

      NinePoint Medical, Inc. Enters Into A Strategic Partnership and Worldwide Distribution with Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

      NinePoint Medical, Inc., a transformative medical device company pioneering the use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for gastrointestinal applications, today announced a long-term strategic partnership with Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMSI ). This partnership includes a strategic investment and a worldwide distribution agreement with Merit Medical’s endoscopic division, Merit Medical Endotek® (Endotek), for NinePoint Medical’s NvisionVLE® Imaging System with Real-time Targeting™. This partnership combines the world-class Gastrointestinal (GI) and Pulmonary medical devices from Endotek with the ground-breaking Advanced OCT platform from NinePoint Medical. This OCT platform has, in a short period of time, become a primary imaging device ...

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    21. Feature of The Week 04/27/2018: Miniaturized single-fiber-based needle probe for combined imaging and sensing in deep tissue

      Feature of The Week 04/27/2018: Miniaturized single-fiber-based needle probe for combined imaging and sensing in deep tissue

      The ability to visualize structure while simultaneously measuring chemical or physical properties of a biological tissue has the potential to improve our understanding of complex biological processes. We report the first miniaturized single-fiber-based imaging+sensing probe capable of simultaneous optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging and temperature sensing. An OCT lens is fabricated at the distal end of a double-clad fiber, including a thin layer of rare-earth-doped tellurite glass to enable temperature measurements. The high refractive index of the tellurite glass enables a common-path interferometer configuration for OCT, allowing easy exchange of probes for biomedical applications. The simultaneous imaging+sensing capability ...

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    22. Multiple Research Scientist and Postdoctoral Positions in Computer Aided Diagnosis Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station-Texas

      Multiple Research Scientist and Postdoctoral Positions in Computer Aided Diagnosis Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station-Texas

      The Laboratory for Optical Diagnosis and Imaging ( http://biomed.tamu.edu/LODI ) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for multiple research scientist and postdoctoral positions in the area of computer aided diagnosis (CAD) system development. Ideal candidates should have substantial experience in 2D and 3D pattern recognition, computer vision, image analysis, and machine learning. Experience in both deep learning and medical imaging analysis is highly desirable. Successful applicants will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary and international team focused on developing and clinically validating endoscopy imaging based CAD tools for automated in-situ cancer detection. Excellent ...

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    23. Multiple Research Scientist and Postdoctoral Positions in Endoscopic Instrumentation Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station-Texas

      Multiple Research Scientist and Postdoctoral Positions in Endoscopic Instrumentation Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station-Texas

      The Laboratory for Optical Diagnosis and Imaging ( http://biomed.tamu.edu/LODI ) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for multiple research scientist and postdoctoral positions in the area of endoscopic instrumentation development. Ideal candidates should have expertise in optical design, data acquisition instrumentation and software development, and substantial demonstrated experience in optical imaging and/or spectroscopic instrumentation design and implementation. Experience in fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) and/or optical coherence tomography (OCT) is highly desirable. Successful applicants will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary and international team focused on developing and clinically validating optical ...

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    24. Announcing the 6th Meeting on OCT Angiography, “en face OCT”, and structural OCT, December 14 2018, Rome

      Announcing the 6th Meeting on OCT Angiography, “en face OCT”, and structural OCT, December 14 2018, Rome

      The 6th international Congreass on OCT Angiography and Advances in OCT will be held in Rome Congress on December 2018 and will be the world largest event in this field. We expect 1500 ophthalmologists, 250 talks, speakers from over 45 countries. The congress will cover the technologic, scientific and clinical sides of OCT Angiography and OCT, our 6 th Meeting will present the latest innovations and controversies in this area. S peakers are leading researchers and prominent experts. 50 scientific, technological and clinical sessions will cover all aspects of OCT and OCTA from basic science to practical applications. Participate at ...

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