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    1. Postdoctoral Opening at Biophotonics Laboratory at Yale University

      Postdoctoral Opening at Biophotonics Laboratory at Yale University

      There is an immediate opening at Yale University for a postdoctoral associate to work on a newly-funded research project entitled “Massively parallel interferometric confocal microscopy using degenerate lasers.” The postdoctoral associate will be supervised by Michael A. Choma, MD, PhD (Yale Diagnostic Radiology) in collaboration with Hui Cao, PhD (Yale Applied Physics). The postdoctoral associate will work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment to develop next-generation laser technologies to enable new kinds of biomedical optical imaging systems. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience in designing and building solid-state lasers, but candidates with excellent skills in designing ...

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    2. Johns Hopkins University Receives NIH Grant to investigate OCT To Distinguish B/T Tumor & Non-Tumor Tissue in Infiltrating Brain Cancer

      Johns Hopkins University Receives  NIH Grant to investigate OCT To Distinguish B/T Tumor & Non-Tumor Tissue in Infiltrating Brain Cancer

      Johns Hopkins University Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for $47,676 to investigate OCT To Distinguish B/T Tumor & Non-Tumor Tissue in Infiltrating Brain Cancer. The principal investigator is Carmen Kut. The program began in 2014 and ends in 2017. Below is a summary of the proposed work. In brain cancers such as gliomas, aggressive removal of the solid tumor through surgery is associated with improved overall survival. In fact, i has been shown that at least 78% of the tumor has to be removed to make a meaningful difference in the patient's survival. Current techniques for tumor removal ...

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    3. Stanford University Receives a NIH grant for Enhanced Clinical Diagnosis of Early Osteoarthritis

      Stanford University Receives a NIH grant  for Enhanced Clinical Diagnosis of Early Osteoarthritis

      Stanford University Receives a 2014 NIH grant for $460,742 for Enhanced Clinical Diagnosis of Early Osteoarthritis. The principal investigator was Constance Chu. The program began in 2005 and ends in 2016. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of disability, and a major public health issue. Progressive loss of articular cartilage due to injury and degeneration are important etiological factors in the development of osteoarthritis. While laboratory studies show a potential to reverse pathological changes in articular cartilage prior to breakdown of the articular surface, a major barrier to clinical translation of these ...

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    4. Research Fellow (or Research assistant) Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School , Cambridge, MA

      Research Fellow (or Research assistant) Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School , Cambridge, MA

      Research Fellow (or Research assistant) Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School , Cambridge, MA, United States Employer Description The Wellman Center for Photomedicine Job Description Yun Lab at Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at MGH has one open position for postdoctoral fellow with PhD in the field of optical coherence tomography. More information, visit http://www2.massgeneral.org/wellman/faculty-yun-pi.htm or http:// www.intelon.org (Applications for technical assistantship will also be received.) To apply, send a full CV and a cover letter to Prof. Yun at syun@hms.harvard.edu. Job Requirements Solid understanding of ...

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    5. Senior Scientist Position Open at Carl Zeiss Meditec in Dublin California

      Senior Scientist Position Open at Carl Zeiss Meditec in Dublin California

      The Senior Scientist is responsible for the initiation, design, development, and implementation of scientific research projects to explore technology for future platform concepts and support the development and execution of product roadmaps. Will investigate the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products. Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of the-art principles and theories and may contribute to scientific literature and conferences. May participate in development of intellectual property and visit clinical sites and interact with the market to provide inputs to the R&D teams about various possible system design improvements. May identify and work with external ...

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    6. University of Pittsburgh Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for Novel Glaucoma Diagnostics for Structure and Function

      University of Pittsburgh Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for Novel Glaucoma Diagnostics for Structure and Function

      University of Pittsburgh Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for $726,299 for Novel Glaucoma Diagnostics for Structure and Function. The principal investigator is Joel Schuman. The program began in 2000 and ends in 2019. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness and visual morbidity. Because the disease causes irreversible damage to neural tissue it is of utmost importance to identify glaucoma and its progression at the earliest possible stages. Through advancements in the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and other technologies, the long-term goal of this research project is to precisely ...

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    7. Johns Hopkins University Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for 3D Segmentation and Registration of Macular SD-OCT for Applications in Multiple Sclerosis

      Johns Hopkins University Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for 3D Segmentation and Registration of Macular SD-OCT for Applications in Multiple Sclerosis

      Johns Hopkins University Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for $387,284 for 3D Segmentation and Registration of Macular SD-OCT for Applications in Multiple Sclerosis. The principal investigator is Jerry Prince. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Vision is compromised in at least 55% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and may represent the very first manifestation of disease onset. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) enables in-vivo, high-resolution studies of the retina, and is increasingly being used as a biomarker in neurodegenerative diseases. SD-OCT has provided phenotypical measurements of the retinal nerve fiber layer, ganglion cell layer, and overall ...

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    8. MGH Receives NIH Grant for Microscopic Imaging of Neuro-Capillary Coupling in Brain Cortex.

      MGH Receives  NIH Grant for Microscopic Imaging of Neuro-Capillary Coupling in Brain Cortex.

      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for $90,000 for Microscopic Imaging of Neuro-Capillary Coupling in Brain Cortex. The principal investigator is Jonghwan Lee. A summary of the proposed work is given below. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables um-resolution and high-speed imaging of tissue structure, facilitating a number of basic and clinical studies in ophthalmology, cancer biology, and neuroscience. Through the proposed K99/R00 program, the candidate will develop novel OCT-based technologies for um-resolution imaging of tissue dynamics, especially in the brain cortex of a living animal. In detail, the candidate will develop three technologies for imaging various ...

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    9. Wasatch Photonics Receives an NIH SBIR Grant for Cost-Effective MHz Rate Optical Coherence Tomography for Biomedical Applications

      Wasatch Photonics Receives an NIH SBIR Grant for Cost-Effective MHz Rate Optical Coherence Tomography for Biomedical Applications

      Wasatch Photonics Receives an NIH SBIR Grant for $207,045 for Cost-Effective MHz Rate Optical Coherence Tomography for Biomedical Applications. The principal investigator is Roman Kuranov. The program began in 2014 and ends in 2015. Below is a summary of the proposed work. During this SBIR Phase I project we propose to build and test in phantoms a prototype of an innovative cost-effective Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) system with a 10X increase in acquisition rate compared to commercially available systems. Further development may add an additional 10X increased acquisition rate for a total of 100X. Current market demand for Mega ...

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    10. UCSF received a NIH Grant for Clinical Assessment of Tooth Demineralization & Remineralization with PS-OCT

      UCSF received a NIH Grant for Clinical Assessment of Tooth Demineralization & Remineralization with PS-OCT

      University of California at San Francisco received a 2014 NIH Grant for $333,825 for Clinical Assessment of Tooth Demineralization & Remineralization with PS-OCT. The principal investigator is Daniel Fried. The program began in 2006 and ends in 2015. Below is a summary of the proposed work. The overall objective of this proposed research is to develop polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) as a non-invasive optical device for the accurate and early clinical assessment of tooth demineralization and remineralization. The central hypothesis underlying this proposal is that the depth-resolved changes in the magnitude of light scattering of dental hard tissues ...

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    11. Cleveland Clinic / CWRU NIH Grant for Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography for Ophthalmic Surgery

      Cleveland Clinic / CWRU NIH Grant for Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography for Ophthalmic Surgery

      Cleveland Clinic/ Case Western Reserve University Receiver 2014 NIH Grant for $203,124 for Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography for Ophthalmic Surgery. The principal investigator is Justis Ehlers. The program began in 2013 and ends in 2018. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has revolutionized the management of ophthalmic diseases with the precise anatomic information it provides with non-invasive imaging. The high-resolution cross-sectional tissue details make OCT a natural complement to ophthalmic surgery. Intraoperative OCT (iOCT) has the potential to provide real-time feedback to surgeons thus improving surgical care and outcomes. This research activity will ...

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    12. Yale University Receives NIH Grant for Massively Parallel Interferometric Confocal Microscopy using Degenerate Lasers

      Yale University Receives  NIH Grant  for Massively Parallel Interferometric Confocal Microscopy using Degenerate Lasers

      Yale University Receives 2014 NIH Grant for $209,850 for Massively Parallel Interferometric Confocal Microscopy using Degenerate Lasers. The principal nvestigator is Michael Choma. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Confocal microscopy uses geometric principles to generate cross-sectional images of scattering biological tissue. Traditional reflectance confocal microscopes use serial pixel acquisition, thereby limiting acquisition speeds. Parallelization of pixel acquisition would dramatically increase imaging speeds and enable the study of new kinds of physiology. For example, massively parallelized reflectance confocal microscopy would be invaluable in the emerging field of cilia-driven mucus physiology in the respiratory system. Indeed, in terms ...

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    13. Volcano Corporation to Divest Axsun and Settle All Ongoing Litigation with St. Jude

      Volcano Corporation to Divest Axsun and Settle All Ongoing Litigation with St. Jude

      In the recent Volcano Corporation Security and Exchange Commission Form 10-Q it appears St. Jude and Volcano have made progress at settling most or all of their on going litigation related OCT. Below is an excerpt from page 19 of Form 10-Q . "On August 7, 2014, Volcano Corporation (“Volcano”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Axsun Technologies, Inc. (“Axsun” and together with Volcano, the “Volcano Parties”), entered into a Settlement, Release, License Agreement, and Covenants Not To Sue (the “Agreement”) with St. Jude Medical, Inc. (“St. Jude”) and its affiliates St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc., St. Jude Medical Systems AB, St ...

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    14. Two research scientist positions are available in the Vision Science and Advanced Retinal Imaging Laboratory at the University of California, Davis

      Two research scientist positions are available in the Vision Science and Advanced Retinal Imaging Laboratory at the University of California, Davis

      Two research scientist positions are available in the Vision Science and Advanced Retinal Imaging Laboratory at the University of California, Davis. One position will be filled by someone with background in vision science while the other will be for a person with experience in a high-resolution imaging modality such as OCT, adaptive optics or scanning laser ophthalmoscope. Strong skills in programming or image processing would be an asset. The positions will be open until filled. Salary will be based on experience and salary scales of the UC. The University of California is committed to diversity. Minorities, women, veterans and persons ...

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    15. Bioptigen Receives New US Patent for Intrasurgical OCT System

      Bioptigen Receives New US Patent for Intrasurgical OCT System

      Foundational patent for intrasurgical OCT marks the company's focus on emerging market for ophthalmic surgical imaging MORRISVILLE, NC August 5, 2014 Bioptigen Inc. announces today that it has received a new US Patent presenting innovative concepts integrating Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Systems to Surgical Microscopes. The patent, US 8,777,412 Surgical Microscopes Using Optical Coherence Tomography and Related Methods, by Buckland E.L., et. al. includes claims for independent OCT focus and zoom control for optimizing images from the cornea to the retina, and puts forward key elements of Bioptigen's approach for incorporating OCT into new and ...

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    16. Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for The Center for Biomedical OCT Research and Translation

      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for The Center for Biomedical OCT Research and Translation

      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives 2014 NIH Grant For $1,449,151 for The Center for Biomedical OCT Research and Translation. The principal investigator is Brett Bouma. The program began in 2011 and ends in 2016. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has evolved into a powerful microscopy technique for a broad range of applications in biology and clinical medicine. It can safely be used to image biological tissue with high resolution and can easily integrate flexible, narrow diameter optical fiber probes for imaging internal organs. Recent advances have increased OCT imaging speeds by nearly ...

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    17. Postdoctoral Research Associate Opening at University of Liverpool

      Postdoctoral Research Associate Opening at University of Liverpool

      Postdoctoral Research Associate £31,644 - £36,661 pa Faculty of Science and Engineering, Institute of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics Location: University Campus Ref: R-585803/WWW Closing date for receipt of applications: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:00:00 BST To undertake a project “ I ntelligent Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Film Coating Using Terahertz Pulsed Imaging, Optical Coherence Tomography and Numerical Modelling ” in collaboration with Cambridge University. You will primarily focus on the development and integration of an optical coherence tomography (OCT) sensor for online monitoring and quality control of pharmaceutical coating process. The duties include ...

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    18. Astronaut Using Optical Coherence Tomography during an Ocular Health vision Test on the International Space Station

      Astronaut Using Optical Coherence Tomography during an Ocular Health vision Test on the International Space Station

      Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst uses the Optical Coherence Tomography camera during an Ocular Health vision test in the Harmony node of the International Space Station. Commander Steve Swanson (left) assists Gerst. Image credit: NASA. Larger image (1 MB): http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/oh_vision_test.jpg

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    19. Michelson Diagnostics to present at Fortbildungswoche, Munich

      Michelson Diagnostics to present at Fortbildungswoche, Munich

      Michelson Diagnostics, the UK based medical device company focused on multi-beam Optical Coherence Tomography (‘OCT’) technology, today announces that leading experts in the use of optical technology in dermatology will be presenting the benefits of multi-beam OCT at the 24th Annual Education Week for Practical Dermatology and Venereology, known as Fortbildungswoche, in Munich, Germany, 19-25 July 2014. The conference session on ‘Evidence for OCT diagnostics’ will take place at 12:15-13:15, Forum 9, on Friday 25th July. The presentations include: Optical coherence tomography scientific fundamentals and applications, Dr. Martina Ulrich Optical coherence tomography for basal cell carcinoma, Prof. Dr ...

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    20. University of California at San Diego Receives at 2014 NIH Grant for Computational Ophthalmology

      University of California at San Diego Receives at 2014 NIH Grant for Computational Ophthalmology

      University of California at San Diego Receives at 2014 NIH Grant for $188,364 for Computational Ophthalmology. The principal investigator is Linda Zangwill. The program began in 2014 and ends in 2014. Below is a summary of the proposed work. COMPUTATIONAL OPHTHALMOLOGY MODULE OVERVIEW At UCSD, structural imaging instruments such as the spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and functional instruments are used extensively in animal (Drs. Weinreb, Freeman, Yu, La Spada, Zhang, Freeman) and human studies of glaucoma (Drs. Weinreb, Ju, Lindsay, Zangwill, Medeiros, Balasubramanian) and retinal disease (Drs. Freeman, Yu, Bartsch, Zhang, Cheng). The recent development and commercialization ...

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    21. University of California at San Diego receives NIH Grant for Studying Animal Structure and Function

      University of California at San Diego receives NIH Grant for Studying Animal Structure and Function

      University of California at San Diego received a 2014 NIH Grant for $167,628 for Animal Structure and Function. The principal investigator is Dirk-Uwe Bartsch. The program began in 2014 and ends in 2015. Below is a summary of the proposed work. The Animal Structure and Function Module will provide new centralized space for state-of-the-art structural and functional animal testing with a dedicated animal care technician to conduct the testing and to train investigators and their staff on the use of the new equipment. The recent growth in the number of faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology conducting animal structure ...

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    22. Academic Post Doc Position in Biomedical Optics at the Medical University Vienna

      Academic Post Doc Position in Biomedical Optics at the Medical University Vienna

      An academic PostDoc position is available from September 1, 2014 in the Biomedical Optics Division, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering . Depending on the candidates’ research record the position may be continued as tenure track after the first two to three years. We offer an academic position at an international highly recognized research institute in the field of biomedical imaging with strong interdisciplinary (door to door) collaboration with clinicians as well as biologists. Our research group is developing novel coherent biomedical imaging methods to overcome the conventional resolution limits and to pave the way from pure structural to functional ...

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    23. Post-Doc Job Offer in Clinical Applications of Image Processing at Duke University

      Post-Doc Job Offer in Clinical Applications of Image Processing at Duke University

      There is an immediate opening at Duke University Biomedical Engineering Department for a Postdoctoral Research Associate interested in interdisciplinary applications of image processing with emphasis on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and adaptive optics. Post-doc will be supervised by Prof. Sina Farsiu in collaboration with Prof. Joseph A. Izatt and other senior professors from Duke University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Biomedical Engineering Department and Duke University School of Medicine. Requirement: PhD in EE, BME, or CS. No previous experience in ophthalmic sciences or optical coherence tomography is necessary. The candidate must have a demonstrated strong background in image processing, as ...

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