1. Optical Coherence Tomography News

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    1. An engineer and doctor, researcher Victor Yang develops medical technology to detect and treat disease

      An engineer and doctor, researcher Victor Yang develops medical technology to detect and treat disease
      An engineer and doctor, researcher Victor Yang develops medical technology to detect and treat disease A professor of electrical and computer engineering, Victor Yang envisions technological leaps in multiple medical specialties through his collaboration with researchers at Toronto hospitals. Photography by James Kachan. Cancer, heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death among Canadians. These are also the deadly diseases that Victor Yang's research team aims to alleviate. Yang is a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and a Canada Research Chair in bioengineering and biophotonics. He's also a medical doctor with surgical training and works with ...
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    2. Lantis Laser Seizes Unique Opportunity by Signing Letter of Intent to Merge With TAG Minerals Inc. and Its Wholly-Owned Operating Subsidiary TAG Minerals Zimbabwe Limited

      Lantis Laser Seizes Unique Opportunity by Signing Letter of Intent to Merge With TAG Minerals Inc. and Its Wholly-Owned Operating Subsidiary TAG Minerals Zimbabwe Limited
      Lantis Laser Press Release: Lantis Laser Inc.(OTCQB:LLSR), announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent to merge with TAG Minerals Inc. and its wholly-owned operating subsidiary TAG Minerals Zimbabwe (Private) Limited (TAG). The merger would be an all stock transaction such that TAG would become LLSR's second wholly-owned and independently operating subsidiary. The merger with TAG, and its anticipated profitability, would enable LLSR to utilize the cash flow, if and when generated, from Lantis Laser Inc. and TAG Minerals' mining operations in Zimbabwe, Africa, for its corporate development purposes.     Stan Baron, President of Lantis, said ...
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    3. Bioptigen teams with Brien Holden Vision Institute and Adventus Technology to develop latest innovation for intraoperative OCT

      Bioptigen teams with Brien Holden Vision Institute and Adventus Technology to develop latest innovation for intraoperative OCT
      Bioptigen Press Release: The Brien Holden Vision Institute, Adventus Technology,Inc. and Bioptigen Inc., have teamed up to create a state-of-the-art intra-operative imaging device that will provide a new standard of image resolution for ophthalmic surgery. The intra-operative Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) device will be developed by medical imaging firm Bioptigen, combining the knowledge of the anterior eye possessed by Adventus Technology and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute with expertise of Bioptigen in the posterior eye, to create software that enhances surgical precision.   Ms Sylvie Franz, Deputy CEO of Adventus Technology Inc, says that the current Bioptigen OCT which is FDA ...
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    4. Feature Of The Week 3/13/11: Russian Scientists Investigate Cross Polarization OCT for Early Bladder Cancer Detection

      Feature Of The Week 3/13/11: Russian Scientists Investigate Cross Polarization OCT for Early Bladder Cancer Detection
      Feature Of The Week 3/13/11: This week OCT News has another exciting “Feature Of The Week” presentation of exciting scientific results on the use of co- and cross-polarization OCT information applied to early bladder cancer detection.  The work is from the prestigious Institute of Applied and Fundamental Medicine at the Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy and the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.  Please note the authors have some excellent animation techniques so go slowly when viewing the slides so the animation can complete.   Capabilities of Cross Polarization Optical Coherence Tomography ...
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    5. Bioptigen OCT Captures the Hyper-Reflective Cone Mosaic in Zebrafish Retina

      Bioptigen OCT Captures the Hyper-Reflective Cone Mosaic in Zebrafish Retina
      Bioptigen Press Release: Bioptigen demonstrates the application of a commercial SDOCT system to imaging the whole eye of the adult zebrafish. Images of the cornea, iris, lens, vitreous, retina, and cone mosaic are shown in the attached presentation. The Bioptigen SDOIS system is implemented with the handheld scanner mounted vertically, pointing down. First, an alert zebrafish is placed in a cuvette with anesthesia and ceases to move within 30 seconds. The cuvette is placed on a 5-axis stereotactic mount (Bioptigen ZAS accessory) and positioned to co-align the nodal point of the raster scan, the geometrical nodal point of the stage ...
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    6. Bioptigen raises $1.5M for optical imaging system

      Bioptigen raises $1.5M for optical imaging system
      RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – Bioptigen Inc., a company that has developed in vivo optical imaging systems that enables real-time, noninvasive imaging of internal tissue microstructure, has raised $1.5 million from a single investor, according to a regulatory filing. Bioptigen is a spin-out of the Duke University Biomedical Engineering Department. Bioptigen was incorporated in North Carolina in August, 2004, to commercialize technologies originating in the laboratories of Professor Joseph Izatt. The company’s technology is based on the science of Optical Coherence Tomography, an imaging system similar in function to ultrasound, but using low-power light rather than sound waves. OCT ...
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    7. Interesting OCT Presentation at the Recent Volcano Corporation Analyst Day Meeting

      Interesting OCT Presentation at the Recent Volcano Corporation Analyst Day Meeting
      Volcano Corporation recently had their analyst day.  A webcast can be seen here.  Also included is a 200 page PDF presentation that can be seen here and on page 101 you can see a set of slides on Volcano's view of their OCT positioning.  There is some impressive looking stuff.  One odd note is the lack of mentioning the Axsun laser on slide 112 but they do mention lots of other Axsun contributions to the OCT product line.
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    8. Dr Stephen Matcher Biomedical Imaging Expert Seconded to Michelson Diagnostics

      Dr Stephen Matcher Biomedical Imaging Expert Seconded to Michelson Diagnostics
      Michelson Diagnostics Press Release -  Dr Stephen Matcher, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield, has been seconded to Orpington, UK-based start-up Michelson Diagnostics Ltd for 6 months, to provide the company with the benefits of his expertise in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), an advanced technique for skin imaging used in their products.   The secondment is enabled by a grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) Industrial Secondment Scheme. This scheme is intended to help companies gain access to highly qualified academic expertise and to build links with universities ...
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    9. Feature Of The Week 3/6/11: Researchers at Peking University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Investigate System Tradeoffs for SD-OCT

      Feature Of The Week 3/6/11: Researchers at Peking University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Investigate System Tradeoffs for SD-OCT

      Feature Of The Week 3/6/11: Although several reviews and reports have described the resolution, probing depth, and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the SD-OCT system, the design and realization of such a system, including the CCD choice, grating parameters and focusing lens for spectrometric detection, is largely dependent on the working experience of the investigator. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports which discuss how the configuration of the spectrometer hardware may affect the performance of the OCT system. Recent reports showed that while optimizing the image acquisition speed of optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI), a ...

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    10. Octopus increases stake in cancer imaging firm, Michelson Diagnostics Ltd., with £300k investment

      Octopus increases stake in cancer imaging firm, Michelson Diagnostics Ltd., with £300k investment
      Michelson Diagnostics Press Release - A second investment of £300k into Michelson Diagnostics (‘Michelson’) has been made by Octopus Investments (‘Octopus’). This adds to the initial investment of £1.7M in October 2010 by Octopus into Michelson, the medical equipment and scanner specialists, whose unique laser scanning technology can image skin and other surface tissue at a much higher resolution than ever before. Michelson anticipates that the VivoSight scanner could revolutionise the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, by providing dermatologists with a new way of seeing abnormalities that are hidden below the skin surface.    The VivoSight scanner has already won CE ...
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    11. NKT Photonics launches new SuperK GAUSS for OCT and White Light Interferometry Applications

      NKT Photonics launches new SuperK GAUSS for OCT and White Light Interferometry Applications
      NKT Photonics Press Release - NKT Photonics – the supercontinuum fiber laser pioneer and commercial manufacturer of SuperK Lasers – launches the SuperK GAUSS filtering accessory, empowering the SuperK lasers for applications in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and White Light Interferometry (WLI). With innovative and robust filtering technology, the SuperK GAUSS harnesses the wide spectral bandwidth of the SuperK EXTREME supercontinuum lasers and provides a Gaussian-like spectrum. For OCT, the SuperK GAUSS provides two high power spectral outputs centered at 800nm and 1300nm, with bandwidths of up to 200nm, through single mode fiber using the SuperK Fiber Delivery system. Similar configurations are also ...
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    12. PhD on developing new type of Optical Coherence Tomography at Nicolaus Copernicus University

      PhD on developing new type of Optical Coherence Tomography at Nicolaus Copernicus University
      PhD on developing new type of Optical Coherence Tomography Instruments   PROPHET (Postgraduate Research on Photonics as an Enabling Technology www.prophet-itn.eu) is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the EU Framework Programme 7. Photonics is an important enabling technology for a wide range of applications in diverse areas; the photonics industry in Europe accounted for revenues of €49 billion in 2006. The PROPHET network will train a cohort of 14 early stage researchers and 5 young experienced researchers in the full gamut of skills required for a career in photonics, including materials growth, device fabrication, characterisation, design ...
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    13. Feature Of The Week 2/27/11: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, and Imlaux Corporation Investigate Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Precancerous Cervix Tissue using OCT.

      Feature Of The Week 2/27/11: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, and Imlaux Corporation Investigate Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Precancerous Cervix Tissue using OCT.
      Feature Of The Week 2/27/11: Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have a long history of innovation in technology and medical applications of optical coherence tomography.  Below is a summary of some of their recent work on computer-aided diagnosis of the precancerous cervix using OCT.   OCT has been investigated as a screening/diagnostic tool in the management of pre-invasive and early invasive cancers. The Biophotonics Imaging Lab at Case Western Reserve University has several on-going studies on OCT cancer imaging in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, Barrett’s esophagus, ureter, etc. The work presented sought to determine the diagnostic efficacy ...
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    14. University of Aberdeen Researchers Compare Glaucoma Tests with a 1,000 Patient Study

      University of Aberdeen Researchers Compare Glaucoma Tests with a 1,000 Patient Study
      Researchers are about to recruit almost 1,000 patients onto a study to establish which is the most effective diagnostic test for glaucoma.   It is estimated that around 4,000 people are registered blind or partially sighted in the UK each year because of the eye disorder.   Diagnosing glaucoma can be difficult but new diagnostic tests are available and easy to perform.   However there is a need for robust evidence to guide how best to use these tests which could be potentially very useful,  particularly as eye clinicians are already dealing with high numbers of patients.   University of Aberdeen researchers ...
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    15. Avinger Announces Expansion of Its Sales Force as the Company Plans for Growth in 2011

      Avinger Announces Expansion of Its Sales Force as the Company Plans for Growth in 2011
      Avinger Press Release - Avinger, Inc., medical device manufacturer of innovative, multi-functional catheters for treating patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), announced that it will double the size of its sales force over the next several months by adding an additional 15 sales professionals. The company is preparing for an acceleration of growth following the successful achievement of key milestones. Avinger will continue developing the next generation of its commercialized products, Wildcat and Kittycat, which are indicated for use as guidewire support catheters. In March, Avinger plans to complete enrollment of its 88-patient CONNECT clinical trial which is intended to evaluate ...
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    16. Will 2011 be seen as a “Tipping Point” for Industrial Contribution to the Advancement of the Field of Optical Coherence Tomography?

      Will 2011 be seen as a “Tipping Point” for Industrial Contribution to the Advancement of the Field of Optical Coherence Tomography?

      In the 1990’s the field of OCT and other interferometric imaging technologies as applied to biomedical imaging was studied by a relatively small set of research groups around the world.  It was a fun time and easy to be king of the sandbox for the day and show a shiny new discovery.  There were a few startups (three I think) and several commercial component companies that would begrudgingly sell components to OCT researchers, but generally the field was dominated by academic researchers scrounging to find parts from telecom and other markets and altering them with their innovative ideas to ...

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    17. A New High-Resolution Method for Imaging Below the Skin using a Liquid Lens

      A New High-Resolution Method for Imaging Below the Skin using a Liquid Lens
      University of Rochester optics professor Jannick Rolland has developed an optical technology that provides unprecedented images under the skin's surface. The aim of the technology is to detect and examine skin lesions to determine whether they are benign or cancerous without having to cut the suspected tumor out of the skin and analyze it in the lab. Instead, the tip of a roughly one-foot-long cylindrical probe is placed in contact with the tissue, and within seconds a clear, high-resolution, 3D image of what lies below the surface emerges. Rolland will be presenting her findings at the 2011 annual meeting ...
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    18. Feature Of The Week 2/20/11: University of Delaware Researchers Investigate use of OCT to Improve Security of Fingerprint Identification Systems by Looking at Subsurface Morphology

      Feature Of The Week 2/20/11: University of Delaware Researchers Investigate use of OCT to Improve Security of Fingerprint Identification Systems by Looking at Subsurface Morphology
      Feature Of The Week 2/20/11: Fingerprint identification is commonly used in biometric access control systems. Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) image the fingertip surface and analyze features such as whorls, arches, and ridge bifurcations. Analyzing finer fingertip features such as the distribution of sweat pores has been shown to improve the accuracy of fingerprint identification. However, the reliance on fingertip surface information makes AFIS susceptible to counterfeit fingertips, which can be routinely duplicated with low-cost materials and techniques.A potentially more secure source of biometric information is the distribution of eccrine sweat glands, which are located below the ...
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    19. Michelson Diagnostics Recruits Sales & Marketing Manager

      Michelson Diagnostics Recruits Sales & Marketing Manager
      Michelson Diagnostics Press Release - Skin cancer imaging firm Michelson Diagnostics Ltd has recruited Patrick Finnemore as Sales & Marketing Manager, UK & Europe. Patrick brings 25 years sales and marketing experience in the medTech industry. During his career Patrick has launched and commercialised a wide range of innovative high technology products for both large organisations and start-ups. Patrick started his career in marketing at Smith and Nephew where he was responsible for managing a portfolio of woundcare products. He subsequently worked at Baxter International and ConvaTec in a range of business management and international marketing roles.    In recent years he has worked ...
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    20. Xenics Introduces SWIR High Resolution Line Scan Camera

      Xenics Introduces SWIR High Resolution Line Scan Camera
      Xenics Press Release --- Xenics, Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors and customized imaging solutions, introduces its new SWIR high resolution InGaAs line scan camera Lynx. The new camera platform features a 12.5μm grid offering 512, 1024 or 2048 pixels, various configurations ranging from a high sensitivity mode (HS) to a high dynamic range mode (HDR) and a frame rate up to 40 kHz. Lynx is fully optimized for integration in advanced solutions in industrial image processing and spectroscopy.   With its innovative SWIR line-scan camera platform Lynx, Xenics is conquering the near infrared realm between 0 ...
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    21. University of Alabama Xincheng Yao earns NSF Career Award for retinal research

      University of Alabama Xincheng Yao earns NSF Career Award for retinal research
      Xincheng Yao, Ph.D., an assistant biomedical engineering professor in the UAB School of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Career Award. The five-year, $400,000 award benefits Yao’s research into the development of an optical coherence tomography instrument that provides sub-cellular- and sub-millisecond-resolution imaging of the human retina. The technology promises a high-resolution method for noninvasive evaluation of retinal neural function and dynamics, which could significantly advance the study and early diagnosis of major eye diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.The NSF Career Award is considered to be among the foundation's most prestigious ...
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    22. Largest Surgical Procedure Growth Seen in Dental Implants, Facial Injectables, and New Surgical Techniques

      Largest Surgical Procedure Growth Seen in Dental Implants, Facial Injectables, and New Surgical Techniques
      Millennium Research Group Press Release —According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, standouts in surgical procedures in terms of growth over the next five years are going to be dental implant, facial injectable, optical coherence tomography (OCT) catheter, spinal nonfusion implant, and percutaneous heart valve procedures in North America.Procedure volumes in cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, endoscopy, urology, and gynecology will grow at between four and five percent annually from 2010 to 2015, only slightly more than the three percent growth rate in the over-50 population. Most of the growth results from predictable population ...
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    23. Feature Of The Week 2/13/11: Influence and Compensation of Autocorrelation Terms in Depth-Resolved Spectroscopic FD-OCT: A Review of Work from Bern University of Applied Sciences

      Feature Of The Week 2/13/11: Influence and Compensation of Autocorrelation Terms in Depth-Resolved Spectroscopic FD-OCT: A Review of Work from Bern University of Applied Sciences
      Feature Of The Week 2/13/11: An extension to regular Fourier-Domain OCT, spectroscopic optical coherence tomography (SOCT), enables the extraction of spectral characteristics from the OCT signal of a sample or substance under investigation. For medical imaging, especially the power of SOCT to detect depth and spectrally resolved attenuation coefficients of endogenous chemicals and tissue is of interest as it could pave the way towards a variety of applications. Possible areas of usage include non-invasive assessments and monitoring of blood oxygen saturation and blood glucose levels or the detection of precancerous cells, but also other applications, for example in ...
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    24. Final Superior Court Ruling on Trade Secret Lawsuit Favors Volcano Corporation and Its Axsun Subsidiary

      Final Superior Court Ruling on Trade Secret Lawsuit Favors Volcano Corporation and Its Axsun Subsidiary
      Volcano Press Release - The Superior Court of Massachusetts entered a Final Judgment today incorporating the Court's earlier rulings rejecting the claims of LightLab Imaging that either Volcano Corporation (www.volcanocorp.com) or its wholly owned subsidiary Axsun Technologies, Inc. used LightLab trade secret information in the development of the Volcano Optical Coherence Tomography ("OCT") System or the Axsun OCT laser.  LightLab is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of St. Jude Medical, Inc. "After two-plus years of litigation, we are gratified by the Court's decision.  Neither Volcano nor Axsun used any of LightLab's purported trade secrets in Volcano's ...
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