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    1. Northwestern University Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for Oxygen Delivery and Metabolism in Diabetic Retinopathy Using Visible-Light Optical Coherence Tomography

      Northwestern University Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for Oxygen Delivery and Metabolism in Diabetic Retinopathy Using Visible-Light Optical Coherence Tomography

      Northwestern University Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $48,576 for Oxygen Delivery and Metabolism in Diabetic Retinopathy Using Visible-Light Optical Coherence Tomography. The principal investigator is Brian Soetikno. The program began in 2016 and ends in 2021. Below is a summary of the proposed work.

      The retina is one of the most metabolically active tissues in the human body, making it particularly susceptible to hypoxia. In diabetic retinopathy (DR), aberrant oxygen metabolism has been hypothesized to play a pivotal role its pathogenesis. An improved understanding of how imbalances in oxygen delivery and demand lead to the progression of DR ...

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    2. Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center Received a 2016 NIH Grant for Automated Assessment of Optical Edema with Low-Cost Imaging

      Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center Received a 2016 NIH Grant for Automated Assessment of Optical Edema with Low-Cost Imaging

      Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center Received a 2016 NIH Grant for Automated Assessment of Optical Edema with Low-Cost Imaging. The principal investigator is Mona Garvin. The program began in 2017 and ends in 2020. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Papilledema - a specific type of optic nerve edema associated with elevated intracranial pressure - occurs in veterans due to intracranial masses or hemorrhage, obstructive hydrocephalus, following traumatic brain injury, and from idiopathic causes. Currently, the diagnosis of papilledema and its severity are assessed by direct funduscopic observation or digital fundus photographs using a six-stage grading scale. The scale ...

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    3. Valery Tuchin Honored with Joseph W. Goodman Award for Book on Light Scattering Applications in Medical Diagnostics

      Valery Tuchin Honored with Joseph W. Goodman Award for Book on Light Scattering Applications in Medical Diagnostics

      Valery Tuchin of Saratov State University (SSU) is the recipient of the 2016 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award for his book titled Light Scattering Methods and Instruments for Medical Diagnosis, 3rd ed., published by SPIE Press in 2015. The award is co-sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics , and The Optical Society. The Goodman Award , a biennial award funded by a personal gift from Joseph W. and Hon Mai Goodman, recognizes a recent and outstanding book in the field of optics and photonics that has contributed significantly to research, teaching, or the optics and photonics industry ...

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    4. Five finalists compete for Nvidia 2016 Global Impact Award this week

      Five finalists compete for Nvidia 2016 Global Impact Award this week

      The fourth finalist group is Joseph Izatt and his team at Duke University for their work in using GPU-accelerated, real-time stereoscopic 3D data for eye surgery. A single Titan GPU takes a stream of raw “optical coherence tomography” (OCT) data, processes it, and renders 3D volumetric images. These images, at a resolution of a few micrometers, are projected into microscope eyepieces. With Nvidia 3D Vision-ready monitors and 3D glasses, live stereoscopic data can be viewed by both a surgeon using the microscope and a group observing the operation as it occurs. The blog post is titled “How GPUs Help Eye ...

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    5. MIT receives a NIH grant for Novel Diagnostics with Optical Coherence Tomography.

      MIT receives a NIH grant for Novel Diagnostics with Optical Coherence Tomography.

      Massachusetts Institute of Technology receives a 2016 NIH grant for $437,893 for Novel Diagnostics with Optical Coherence Tomography. The principal investigator is James Fujimoto. The program began in 1985 and ends in 2020. Below is a summary of the propose work. This proposal is a resubmission of a competing renewal application for an ongoing collaborative program among investigators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New England Eye Center and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Eye Center. This is a multidisciplinary program which integrates imaging technology research, clinical and small animal imaging studies. The specific aims are: Aim 1. Next ...

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    6. Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Analyzing Retinal Microanatomy in Retinopathy of Prematurity to Improve Care

      Duke University Receives NIH Grant  for Analyzing Retinal Microanatomy in Retinopathy of Prematurity to Improve Care

      Duke University Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $691,728 for Analyzing Retinal Microanatomy in Retinopathy of Prematurity to Improve Care. The principal investigator is Cynthia Toth. The program began in 2016 and ends in 2020. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disorder of development of the neural retina and its vasculature that may impact vision in vulnerable preterm neonates for a lifetime. Clinical care of infants with ROP decreases the likelihood of blindness, but abnormal vision is common, especially in those with disease severe enough to require treatment. Because it has ...

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    7. Emanuel Hospital Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for Optic Nerve Head SD-OCT Imaging in Glaucoma

      Emanuel Hospital Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for Optic Nerve Head SD-OCT Imaging in Glaucoma

      Emanuel Hospital Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $559,400 for Optic Nerve Head SD-OCT Imaging in Glaucoma. The principal investigator is Claude Burgoyne. The program began in 2010 and ends in 2017. Below is a summary of the proposed work. As a result of discoveries made during the first project period, we propose a paradigm change for clinical assessment of the Optic Nerve Head (ONH), peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macula based on acquisition and regionalization of Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SDOCT) ONH, RNFL and macula datasets relative to the axis between the center of Bruch ...

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    8. Method for measuring an eye

      Method for measuring an eye

      A method for measuring the axial length of an eye using optical coherence tomography, during which a plurality of A-scans of the OCT measurement are combined to an axial length, taking into account the alignment with which they were obtained, and taking into account the topography of the cornea. The distance of the front of the cornea from the retina is determined using OCT while measuring or controlling the alignment of the measuring device to the eye in that the topography of the front of the cornea is measured or made available. The calculation of an axial length from an ...

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    9. The Volkswagen Foundation Grant In Biomedical Engineering

      The Volkswagen Foundation Grant In Biomedical Engineering

      The Volkswagen Foundation Grant in Biomedical Engineering . Scientists increasingly succeed in simulating processes of life within artificial systems or in developing novel artificial systems based on fundamental principles of life. These approaches seek a better understanding of fundamental principles of life, and in doing so they open up intriguing and novel perspectives on life to complement the philosophical view. With its initiative, The Volkswagen Foundation aims to support unique and excellent projects at the interface between the natural and life sciences with this particular focus. In view of the ambitious nature of this kind of research the Volkswagen Foundation is ...

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    10. Chicago startup raises $3M for probe to prevent repeat cancer surgeries

      Chicago startup raises $3M for probe to prevent repeat cancer surgeries

      A c hicago-based company has raised $3.1 million to fund a clinical trial for its high-resolution imaging probes for cancer surgeons. Diagnostic Photonics, which launched in 2011 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hopes its technology will prevent multiple surgeries for cancer patients. The company is focusing efforts first on breast cancer because about 25 percent of affected women undergo multiple surgeries after lumpectomy, according to a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison. The repeat surgeries are often spurred by the “challenges of where does the cancer stop and normal tissues start ...

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    11. MedLumics Appoints Cardiovascular Device Expert Tim Lenihan to Board of Directors

      MedLumics Appoints Cardiovascular Device Expert Tim Lenihan to Board of Directors

      MedLumics , a cardiology device company specializing in the application of advanced optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, has announced the appointment of cardiovascular device veteran Tim Lenihan to its board of directors. With vast experience in field of electrophysiology, Lenihan will help guide the continued advancement of the company’s catheter ablation technology for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. “We are very fortunate to add Tim to our board of directors given his domain expertise in catheter-based medical technologies, specifically in the cardiac ablation field,” said Eduardo Margallo, CEO of MedLumics. “His experience and insights will undoubtedly make an enormous contribution ...

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    12. University of Alabama Receives NIH Grant for In Vivo Ultrastructure of Chorioretinal Disease

      University of Alabama Receives NIH Grant  for In Vivo Ultrastructure of Chorioretinal Disease

      University of Alabama at Birmingham Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $330,750 for In Vivo Ultrastructure of Chorioretinal Disease. The principal investigator is Yuhua Zhang. The program began in 2015 and ends in 2019. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in more than 10 million older Americans. For decades, AMD has been characterized by accumulation of extracellular lesions called drusen on the inner surface of Bruch's membrane (BrM), posterior to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), in a compartment called the sub-RPE space. Drusen are now ...

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    13. University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Optical Coherence Tomography to Study Effect of Poly-Drug Exposure of Fetal Brain Development

      University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Optical Coherence Tomography to Study Effect of Poly-Drug Exposure of Fetal Brain Development

      University of Houston Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $424,849 for Optical Coherence Tomography to Study Effect of Poly-Drug Exposure of Fetal Brain Development. The principal investigator is Kirill Larin. The program began in 2016 and ends in 2020. Below is a summary of the proposed work. The overall objective of this study is to develop an optical coherence tomography (OCT) based high- resolution mouse embryonic brain imaging and analysis approach, and to use this method in correlation with molecular analysis to understand the interplay between ethanol (EtOH) and nicotine (NIC) effects on embryonic brain development. Maternal exposures to ...

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    14. University of California at Davis Receives NIH Grant for Properties of Photoreceptors and Muller Cells Investigated with AO-OCT

      University of California at Davis Receives NIH Grant for Properties of Photoreceptors and Muller Cells Investigated with AO-OCT

      University of California at Davis Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $97,834 for Properties of Photoreceptors and Muller Cells Investigated with AO-OCT. The principal investigator is Ravi Jonnal. Below is a summary of the propose work. The research proposed for this award will examine functional and structural properties of single cells in the human retina. The three Aims will link the candidate's scientific background and career plans to study the human retina using a combination of adaptive optics (AO) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) which provide high lateral and high axial resolution, respectively (~2.5 μm in all ...

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    15. Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Intraoperative OCT Guidance of Intraocular Surgery

      Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Intraoperative OCT Guidance of Intraocular Surgery

      Duke University Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $854,457 for Intraoperative OCT Guidance of Intraocular Surgery. The princial investigator is Joeseph Izatt. The program began in 2013 and ends in 2016. Belwo is a summary of the proposed work. This Bioengineering Research Partnership proposal brings together a team of experts in ophthalmic imaging and surgery to advance the state of the art in image-guided surgical interventions. We seek to overcome limitations to the surgeon's current stereo microscopic view of ocular structures by bringing optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, which is already well accepted in ophthalmic practice, into the ...

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    16. University of Memphis Receives NIH Grant for New techniques for Measuring Volumetric Structural changes in Glaucoma

      University of Memphis Receives NIH Grant for New techniques for Measuring Volumetric Structural changes in Glaucoma

      University of Memphis Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $207,025 for New techniques for Measuring Volumetric Structural changes in Glaucoma. The principal investigator is Madhusudhanan Balasubramanian. The program began in 2014 and ends in 2016. Below is a summary of the proposed work. This K99/R00 application supports additional research training in computational mathematics and computer vision which will enable Dr. Madhusudhanan Balasubramanian-the applicant, to become an independent multidisciplinary investigator in computational ophthalmology. Specifically, in the K99 training phase of this grant, Dr. Balasubramanian will train at UC San Diego under the direction of Linda Zangwill PhD, an established ...

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    17. University of Miami Receives NIH Grant for Endothelium/Descement's Membrane Complex Optical Tomography

      University of Miami Receives NIH Grant for Endothelium/Descement's Membrane Complex Optical Tomography

      University of Miami Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $228,267 for Endothelium/Descement's Membrane Complex Optical Tomography. The principal investigator is Mohamed Fadel Abou Shousha. The program began in 2016 and ends in 2020. Below is a summary of the proposed work. More than 50% of corneal transplants, the most common form of solid organ transplantation, are performed to restore vision lost secondary to corneal endothelial failure. More than 25% of those transplants will eventually fail and endothelial cell rejection leading to failure is the single most important cause. The key to protec the endothelium is the early ...

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    18. Skin Cancer Biopsied by Optical Scan

      Skin Cancer Biopsied by Optical Scan

      Apollo Medical Optics Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan) aims to revolutionize skin cancer detection without the need for invasive biopsies by using a single-crystal sapphire and yttrium aluminium garnet crystalline fibers—surrounded by glass and a flexible polymer cladding—to look-through the skin and image suspicious skin anomalies non-invasively, instead of taking a skin sample and risk releasing malignant cancer cells into the bloodstream. The current prototype, using single-crystal sapphire at its core, is being integrated into a desktop unit that physicians can use in the office to identify skin cancer in a matter of minutes, determine its size and if small ...

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    19. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Announces Six New Grants to Support R&D Collaborations

      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Announces Six New Grants to Support R&D Collaborations

      LX Medical (Westwood, MA) was granted $70,000 for collaboration with BC Cancer Agency Research Center in Vancouver, Canada. LX Medical is developing a probe device that will enable real time biopsy of lung tissue. This device will increase accuracy of biopsy sampling by using optical coherence tomography and with autofluoresence, thereby enabling earlier detection and treatment especially in early stage lung cancer. The collaboration will focus on biopsy testing in animal models.

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    20. University of Southern California Receives NIH Grant for High Resolution Elastography of Retina Under Prosthetic Electrical Stimulation

      University of Southern California Receives NIH Grant for High Resolution Elastography of Retina Under Prosthetic Electrical Stimulation

      University of Southern California Receives a 2015 NIH Grant for $561,173 for High Resolution Elastography of Retina Under Prosthetic Electrical Stimulation. The principal investigator is Qifa Zhou. The program began in 2015 and ends in 2019. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Visual prostheses based on electrical stimulation of the retina are an effective approach for treating blindness in individuals with photoreceptor degenerative diseases (e.g., retinitis pigmentosa). The epiretinal strategy, which was pioneered by our team, involves implanting the stimulating electrodes near the inner retinal surface. Compared with other strategies, epiretinal implantation surgeries are easier and ...

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    21. University of Iowa receives a NIH Grant for Three-Dimensional Structural-Function Relationships in Glaucoma from SD-OCT

      University of Iowa receives a NIH Grant for Three-Dimensional Structural-Function Relationships in Glaucoma from SD-OCT

      University of Iowa receives a 2015 NIH Grant for $229,750 for Three-Dimensional Structural-Function Relationships in Glaucoma from SD-OCT. The principal investigator is Milan Sonka. Below is a summary of the proposed work. This Phase-II proposal seeks to elucidate the structure-function relationships between visual field threshold sensitivity and the structural features of the retinal layers, the optic nerve head, and the connecting nerve fiber bundles in glaucoma. This proposal extends our successful Phase-I research that established structure- structure relationships among retinal quantitative indices. In this Phase II, further advancements of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD OCT) image analysis will ...

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    22. Brown University Receives NIH Grant for Microscopic Imaging of Neuro-Capillary Coupling In Brain Cortex.

      Brown University Receives NIH Grant for Microscopic Imaging of Neuro-Capillary Coupling In Brain Cortex.

      Brown University Receives a 2015 NIH Grant for Microscopic Imaging of Neuro-Capillary Coupling In Brain Cortex. The prinipal investigator is Jonghwan Lee. Below is a summary of the proposed work. 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 vascular and cellular dynamics occurring ...

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    23. Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Whole Eye Optical Coherence Tomography to Improve Refractive Surgery and Eye Care.

      Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Whole Eye Optical Coherence Tomography to Improve Refractive Surgery and Eye Care.

      Duke University Receives a 2015 NIH Grant for $344,421 for Whole Eye Optical Coherence Tomography to Improve Refractive Surgery and Eye Care. The principal investigator is Anthony Kuo. The program began in 2014 and ends in 2019. Below is a summary of the proposed work. This research proposal from a multi-disciplinary team of ophthalmologists and biomedical engineers seeks to improve the accuracy of OCT representations of the eye and hence the clinical and research measurements made from OCT images. Hardware and algorithmic innovations will be made and then applied to two important clinical diagnostic measurements. In the anterior eye ...

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    24. Opsens eyes C$5M public offering

      Opsens eyes C$5M public offering

      Opsens , the Canada-based producer of fiber-optic sensors, is aiming to raise C$5 million in a new public offering of shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange. News of the offering comes shortly after the Quebec-based firm announced plans to move into a new facility as it looked to ramp production in early 2016. Opsens says that it is selling around 5.7 million stock "units" in co-operation with lead agent Paradigm Capital, as well as RBC Capital Markets and M Partners, Inc. The cash is set to be used to "prepare the commercialization and marketing strategy" of its fiber-optic pressure ...

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