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    1. Cancer Imaging Firm Wins Place on Future Health Mission to US

      Cancer Imaging Firm Wins Place on Future Health Mission to US
      (Orpington, UK) December 20, 2010 - Michelson Diagnostics Ltd, the Orpington, UK based developer and manufacturer of laser scanners for use in non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosis & treatment, is the only medical imaging company selected from more than 70 applicants to take part in the Future Health Mission 2011 to the USA.   The Future Health Mission 2011 is to San Francisco, coinciding with the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Investing Conference in early January.    According to the mission organisers, “The Future Health Mission 2011 will give the entrepreneurs behind these 20 growing healthcare technology companies the opportunity to engage with key people ...
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    2. Novacam dOCTor Optical Coherence Tomography systems

      Novacam dOCTor Optical Coherence Tomography systems
      Novacam dOCTor systems, working at 1300 nm wavelength, are available in both time-domain (TD-OCT) and Fourier-domain laser swept source (SS-OCT) versions, each offering particular advantages. The high speed (30 kHz) SS-OCT system is more suitable for in-vivo imaging, while the TD-OCT version is interesting in applications not requiring high speed, but where constant sensitivity is important. Both systems are offered with galvo scanners and a selection of fiber-based probes to match the needs of each application.   For more informations see www.novacam.com
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    3. NinePoint Medical Licenses 188 Patents and Patent Applications from Massachusetts General Hospital

      NinePoint Medical Licenses 188 Patents and Patent Applications from Massachusetts General Hospital
      NinePoint Medical, Inc., an emerging leader in the development of in vivo pathology medical devices, today announced it has entered into an intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Under the agreement, NinePoint has certain exclusive rights in multiple fields to 188 patents and patent applications owned by MGH. This is the largest IP agreement for medical device technology in the hospital’s history as well as one of the largest IP agreements overall for MGH. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. The patents and patent applications will support NinePoint’s high resolution optical imaging ...
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    4. Feature Of The Week 12/12/10: KAIST Researchers Demonstrate Novel Polarization-Sensitive SD-OCT System

      Feature Of The Week 12/12/10: KAIST Researchers Demonstrate Novel Polarization-Sensitive SD-OCT System

      Feature Of The Week 12/12/10: Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) recently published impressive results on the design and performance of novel Polarization-Sensitive Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography system using a multi-line signal camera spectrometer. Below is a summary of their recent work.Recently developed polarization-sensitive spectral domain optical coherence tomography systems have some intrinsic limitations. Dual-camera based system has some difficulties in terms of the high-precision alignment of the spectrometers, the exact trigger timing and synchronization, and the system complexity. Most of single camera based system for avoiding these problems, also suffer from ...

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    5. Visiting Research Programmer at the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

      Visiting Research Programmer at the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      The Biophotonics Imaging Lab at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology seeks a bright, energetic, and motivated candidate to fill a vacancy for a full-time Visiting Research Programmer. The purpose of this position is to lead the development of system software and user interfaces for laboratory and translational optical biomedical imaging systems. The successful candidate will need a solid and broad understanding of software development including high-level user interface requirements in a Windows environment, data file structure design, experience with embedded systems, data acquisition and control interfacing, high-volume real-time data management and storage, and some knowledge of DSP- ...
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    6. Tomophase OCTIS(TM) Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance to Market

      Tomophase OCTIS(TM) Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance to Market
      Tomophase Corporation, developer of the non-invasive Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging System (OCTIS™) and other devices, announced today that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market OCTIS. Tomophase is a leader in the development of OCT brochoscopically-based imaging systems for interventional pulmonology. OCTIS is comprised of a single-use disposable optical catheter and imaging console. Initially OCTIS will be deployed for tissue imaging of airways and lungs, followed by diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) recently released by the NCI represents an example of how OCT will be applied. In the NLST, the risk of dying ...
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    7. Canon donation supports establishment of Kyoto University advanced medical device development and clinical research center

      Canon donation supports establishment of Kyoto University advanced medical device development and clinical research center
      TOKYO, December 1, 2010—Canon Inc. announced today it has decided to make a 500 million yen donation to Kyoto University to support the establishment of the Kyoto University Advanced Medical Device Development and Clinical Research Center* (to be completed in 2011) and promote collaboration between academia and industry. The Advanced Medical Device Development and Clinical Research Center, which will be established within Kyoto University in 2011 through a subsidy by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, will rapidly carry out the clinical research of medical devices through to pharmaceutical application with the aim of realizing the prompt practical ...
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    8. Feature Of The Week 12/5/10: Evaluating Pearls Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      Feature Of The Week 12/5/10: Evaluating Pearls Using Optical Coherence Tomography
      Feature Of The Week 12/5/10: Researches from Gwangju Institure of Science and Technology have been very active in OCT Research across a variety of fields. This includes some recent work on using OCT to do Non-Destructive Evaluation of Pearls. Below is a summary of their work including some very nice videos of pearl cross sections. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been utilized to evaluate pearls including their nuclei noninvasively. By visualizing the internal structure of a pearl, we could measure the thickness of its nacre layer, observe the fine sub-structure of the nacre, and inspect the nucleus through ...
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    9. Feature Of The Week 11/27/10: Contrast to Labeled Platelets with Magnetomotive OCT for Detecting Vascular Damage

      Feature Of The Week 11/27/10: Contrast to Labeled Platelets with Magnetomotive OCT for Detecting Vascular Damage
      Recently researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, published on an interesting OCT functional imaging modality that uses a magnetic field to induce small displacement of blood platelets to detect potential sites of bleeding and vascular damage. Below is an excerpt of this work. We introduce a new functional imaging paradigm that uses optical coherence tomography (OCT) to detect rehydrated, lyophilized platelets (RL platelets, StasixTM, Entegrion, Inc.) that are in pre-clinical trials and that contain FDA-approved superparamagnetic iron oxides (SPIOs, Feridex I.V.TM , Advanced Magnetics, Inc.) Platelets are highly functional blood cells that detect and adhere to ...
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    10. Terumo Europe N.V. announces the initiation of OCT Cardiovascular Study

      Terumo Europe N.V. announces the initiation of OCT Cardiovascular Study

      Terumo Press Release - Terumo Europe N.V., announced today the enrolment of first patients in TROFI a pioneering study to prove the benefits of thrombus aspiration in the treatment of patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) using latest optical imaging technology – Optical Frequency Domain Imaging. TROFI is a randomized, prospective, multicenter study with the main objective to evaluate whether primary percutaneous coronary intervention (primary PCI) with a new thrombectomy device (Eliminate™) as compared to primary PCI without thrombectomy increases minimal flow area after stenting for treatment of patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) as assessed by OFDI. The ...

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    11. Feature Of The Week 11/21/10: GIST Researchers Investigate Ultrahigh Resolution Optical Coherence Microscopy For Indentifying Live Cancer Cells

      Feature Of The Week 11/21/10: GIST Researchers Investigate Ultrahigh Resolution Optical Coherence Microscopy For Indentifying Live Cancer Cells
      Feature Of The Week 11/21/10: Recently researchers from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in Korea investigated using ultrahigh resolution full-field optical coherence microscopy (FF-OCM) for indentifying live cancer cells. Presented here are results on the feasibility study on quantitative identification between a living normal cell and a cancer cell using ultrahigh resolution FF-OCM. In this experiment, FF-OCM was utilized to quantify the integral refractive index (RI) distribution of a single unmodified cell without any extra cell treatment, so that the full-field RI contrast image served as an effective biophysical indicator to diagnose cell malignancy. In measurement of ...
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    12. Available Postdoctoral Positions in Biomedical Optics and Optical Coherence Tomography at the University of Washington

      Available Postdoctoral Positions in Biomedical Optics and Optical Coherence Tomography at the University of Washington
      There are a number of postdoctoral positions immediately available in 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 and the American Heart Association. The research areas in BAIL include volumetric optical coherence tomography (vOCT), volumetric optical micro-angiography (vOMAG), optical projection tomography (OPT) (reflectometry), photoacoustic imaging (PAI), confocal microscopy, digital holography (DH), and their applications in small animal models (stroke, traumatic brain injury, hemorrhage, hearing disorders, heart developments, retinopathy, cancer, and sensory stimulations). Preferable applicants must hold a doctoral degree ...
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    13. Ophthalmic Imaging 2011: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Applications and Future Technology (December 4th, 2010)

      Ophthalmic Imaging 2011: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Applications and Future Technology (December 4th, 2010)
      Meeting Name: Ophthalmic Imaging 2011: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Applications and Future Technology Date(s): December 4, 2010 Description: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an integral part of integral ophthalmic practice. This unique educational program features presentations by the co-inventors of the technology and will address the newest technologies and clinical applications. This is directed toward the needs of the practicing ophthalmologist. Highlights of the course include: (1)               Comprehensive review of how to interpret OCTs from patients with retinal disorders and glaucoma (2)               An emphasis on practical clinical decision making using optical coherence tomography (3)               A review of spectral domain ...
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    14. OptiMedica’s Catalys™ Precision Laser System Study Published in Science Translational Medicine Shows Marked Advancement in Cataract Surgery

      OptiMedica’s Catalys™ Precision Laser System Study Published in Science Translational Medicine Shows Marked Advancement in Cataract Surgery

      OptiMedica Press Release - Global ophthalmic device company OptiMedica Corp. has announced that results from a clinical study of its Catalys Precision Laser System were published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Translational Medicine (“Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with Integrated Optical Coherence Tomography,” Volume 2, Issue 58, November 17, 2010). The data showed that, when compared to manual techniques, the Catalys Precision Laser System helped surgeons achieve significant improvement in precision during several critical steps of cataract surgery. “These study results clearly indicate that a femtosecond laser with integrated Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging, advanced optics and control software can provide multiple ...

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    15. Post-doctoral Researcher Position Experimental Biomedical Optics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      Post-doctoral Researcher Position Experimental Biomedical Optics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is seeking a post-doctoral researcher in experimental biomedical optics, to begin immediately.  Research activities include the design and construction of an optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for patient imaging, including both the optical and mechanical scanning apparatus, handling regulatory issues regarding patient safety, and hardware integration with a clinical system. This position offers the unique opportunity to build a novel clinical imaging device from the ground up. The position period is initially for one year, with dedicated funds available for renewal over several subsequent years if the hiree’s progress is ...
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    16. Journal of Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Announcement

      Journal of Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Announcement
      In November, 2010, Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging will publish a supplement on spectral domain optical coherence tomography, presenting reports on the latest applications of the technology to date, as well as superb reviews of SD-OCT in glaucoma and SD-OCT in the treatment of dry ARMD.We are very pleased at this time to announce that this will be followed, in 2011, by an additional supplement devoted to the most recent reports on the use of SD-OCT in ophthalmology. We invite and encourage submissions, and we will provide authors the most rapid on-line publication of accepted manuscripts in advance of the ...
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    17. Feature Of The Week 11/13/10: Researchers from Queen's University in Belfast use OCT to Study of the Effects of Microneedle Geometry on Skin Penetration and Drug Delivery

      Feature Of The Week 11/13/10: Researchers from Queen's University in Belfast use OCT to Study of the Effects of Microneedle Geometry on Skin Penetration and Drug Delivery
      Feature Of The Week 11/13/10: Researchers from Queen’s University in Belfast have used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to extensively investigate, for the first time, the effect that microneedle (MN) geometry (MN height, and MN interspacing) and force of application have upon penetration characteristics of soluble poly(methyl vinyl ether-co-maleic anhydride, PMVE/MA) MN arrays into neonatal porcine skin in vitro. The results from OCT investigations were then used to design optimal and suboptimal MN-based drug delivery systems and evaluate their drug delivery profiles cross full thickness and dermatomed neonatal porcine skin in vitro. It was found that ...
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    18. Feature Of The Week 11/6/10: Can A New Otoscope Help Manage Ear Infections Which Affect Almost Every Child On The Planet? Review of Work at UIUC.

      Feature Of The Week 11/6/10: Can A New Otoscope Help Manage Ear Infections Which Affect Almost Every Child On The Planet? Review of Work at UIUC.
      Feature Of The Week 11/6/10: Dr. Stephen Boppart has a long history of pioneering work in the field of biomedical imaging in general and Optical Coherence Tomography in particular. Dr. Boppart’s work dates back to the mid and late 1990’s when he was an MD/PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he produced the first stunning images of beating hearts in developmental biology specimens and investigated surgical diagnostics, guidance, and interventions using OCT for his PhD Thesis. Since that time Dr. Boppart has continued to plow new fields for OCT including work in ...
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    19. NinePoint Medical Awarded Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program Grant

      NinePoint Medical Awarded Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program Grant
      CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-NinePoint Medical, Inc., an emerging leader in the development of in vivo pathology devices, today announced it has been awarded a grant of approximately $250,000 from the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project (QTDP) Program. The QTDP’s grants and tax credits are provided under the new section 48D of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. “As a medical device company, we are very proud to receive this recognition from the QTDP and will utilize the award as we further our mission to develop and commercialize breakthrough ...
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    20. Tomophase Receives Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project (QTDP) Award

      Tomophase Receives Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project (QTDP) Award
      BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 5, 2010 -- Tomophase Corporation, a leading developer of minimally invasive optical coherence tomography (OCT) tissue imaging devices, announced that it has received an award from the Departments of the Treasury and Health and Human Services for the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project (QTDP.) The Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project is a federally sponsored program that is targeted to projects that show a reasonable potential to: Result in new therapies to treat areas of unmet medical need or prevent, detect, or treat chronic or acute diseases and conditions; Reduce the long-term growth of health care costs in the United States ...
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    21. Optical Coherence Tomography Student Travel Grant and Free OCT Viewer Software Sponsored by Santec

      Santec Corporation, in collaboration with OCT News, is pleased to sponsor a student travel grant of $1,500 and a free download of Santec Corporation OCT 3D Image Viewer Software to OCT News users.   The goal of this grant is to assist in the travel expenses of a student to attend an OCT Conference. To be eligible for this travel grant, the applicant must be a student doing research in the area of Optical Coherence Tomography, and all funds must be used by the student to travel to an OCT conference (preferably the Photonics West Conference on January 22nd, 2011 ...
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    22. OCT Snippets From Volcano Corporation Third Quarter Conference Call

      OCT Snippets From Volcano Corporation Third Quarter Conference Call
      Volcano Corporation Q3 2010 earnings call can be heard Here. A written transcript can be purchased Here. It seems Volcano had good news to report across many fronts including strong revenue growth (see Article). With respect to OCT it seems the regulatory approval date is currently stated at early second quarter 2011 in Europe and in the second half of 2011 for US. Howeer, there were questions on whether Volcano would hold these dates or slip further (See related article on prior slips Here). Some OCT related snippets are shown below. "OCT was the newest entrant in the intravascular imaging ...
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    23. New laser to bring spectroscopic technique up to speed - LMU physicist receives ERC Starting Grant

      New laser to bring spectroscopic technique up to speed - LMU physicist receives ERC Starting Grant
      Munich, 26 Oktober 2010, Physicist Robert Huber, who leads a Junior Research Group at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, becomes the latest recipient of one of the coveted Starting Grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). The grant is worth 1.2 million Euros over a period of 5 years. The Starting Grants scheme is designed to support the work of outstandingly creative young investigators who are engaged in research at the forefront of their respective fields.In his ERC project “FDML-Raman“, Dr. Robert Huber plans to study ways of extending the practical application of Raman spectroscopy by speeding up rates ...
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